Splendid Star

A bold mixture of early Spanish plainsong, 14th Century organum chords and zealous percussion. This variations on a 1399 monastery song highlights every section of your band. A perfect choice for festival or concert. Lots of beauty and drama!

Seize the Day

What a great way to start a concert or festival! This popular Latin motto is musically illuminated in this adventurous composition inspiring all to make the most of every moment with energy, passion and optimism! Valiant, bold and beautiful!


All the drama, excitement and color that we expect from this gifted composer predicated on non-harmonic passing tones. This advancing-changing-evolving piece recalls a quote from Marcus Aurelius: “Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current.”...


The beginning tempo marking says it all for this exciting piece: “With energy and determination.” The strength of Zephyrus and the rhythm of his “Z” (Morse Code rhythm: long-long-short-short) are the foundation of this bold, dramatic work for young band.

Gothic Dance

Plenty of Medieval pageantry and drama. A rhythmically vibrant dance tune in minor mode permeates this colorful band score. Young band music of the highest order!

Joyful Spirit

A little march that’s big on nobility, brilliance and pride. The strong rhythms and a bright melody will engage everyone and bring a spark to your next concert or festival.


An exciting showpiece for band! Great opener—or closer—for your next concert. Lots of color and excitement. Grand proclamations from many sections in this great work!

The Cadet Parade

Noble in spirit with a nice mix of tonalities and harmonies for beginning bands. The great melodies and countermelodies for give everyone the opportunity make music. A wonderful first concert selection.

Suspended Animation

The “animation” comes from the vigorous percussion; the brasses and woodwinds provide the “suspense.” (Hundreds of suspensions – explicit and hidden.) Lots of variety in articulation, volume and tone color. A unique and wonderful piece that is out-of-the ordinary for...

Ancient Dialogue

This delightful presentation is based on “Baises Moy” (“Kiss Me,”) a French folk tune dating back to the fifteenth centruy. The theme moves through the band as dialogues (antiphonies) between contrsting wind groups. There’s a joyful sound...

Count Not The Hours

This piece takes its title from an Irish jig of the same name. The melody is here set as a waltz and therefore prents itself much less forthrightly than O’Neill’s original tune. A delight!


Bittersweet, gossamer sonorities for winds. Sure to evoke nostalgia and memories of youthful “hometown” days. Inspired by a poem. Gorgeous writing!

Symphonic Variations On Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is one of the most well-known spiritual songs known to date. Claude T. Smith cleverly created this band setting forming variations throughout. With Smith’s passing in December of 1987, this was one of the final works he produced. This flexible...

Zia, Zia!

“Zia, Zia!” is festive and lively, with all the flavor of a Spanish parade. Claude T. Smith has done a masterful job as he created this Spanish March. This flexible arrangement allows ensembles to perform the work with as few as ten musicians providing accessibility...

Chorale Prelude: Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart

“Chorale Prelude: Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart” is a dramatic and beautiful setting of the well-known hymn Rejoice Ye Pure in Heart. This flexible arrangement allows ensembles to perform the work with as few as thirteen musicians providing accessibility and flexibility...

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a Christmas prelude originally commissioned by the Papillion, Nebraska Junior High School Symphonic Band under the direction of Kenneth A. Molzer. This widely popular song relates to Advent and Christmas. Claude T. Smith expanded upon the...

Finale From A Rhapsody On Christmas Carols

Finale from “A Rhapsody on Christmas Carols” centers around a lively rendition of the widely known Christmas carol, Angels We Have Heard on High. This arrangement is a perfect opener, closer, or encore piece for a winter concert. This flexible arrangement allows...

Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fidelis

This late 19th century Christmas carol, also known as “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, is a traditional favorite. Claude T. Smith masterfully crafted his arrangement of this cherished carol to form a symphonic prelude that continually pleases the performers and...

Anthem For Winds And Percussion

The original of this arrangement continues to be one of Claude T. Smith’s most performed works. The opening theme sparkles with rhythmic energy and harmonic structure that never grow old. The Andante section is a beautiful contrast to the main theme occurring in...

Kye Kye Kule

Kye Kye Kule (Chay Chay Koo-lay) is a traditional call-and-response song performed by countless children in Africa and around the world. This arrangement provides a spotlight for a soloist or small groups while also highlighting the full ensemble. Everyone will be...

Canon In Boombucket Major

Canon In Boombucket Major was inspired by Pachelbel’s Canon. Utilizing boomwhackers and five-gallon buckets, the percussion section is featured in this new, inspired take on a timeless classic. It is also a great recruiting opportunity as you feature elementary...