Emperata Overture

Claude T. Smith

  • Year: 1964
  • Grade: 4
  • Series: Claude T. Smith Publications
  • Brand: Claude T. Smith Publications, Inc.
  • Time: 7:40

This is the composition that started it all! A classic of the wind band literature for concert and contest alike. It was something completely different, with its appearance in 1964. The band’s literature had not experienced the trademark 7/8 measures, which we all know as a Smith trait. This composition also includes one of his few full band fugatos. Excellent percussion writing and a combination of all themes come together in a direct modulation to C Major. Originally titled “Overture for Winds and Percussion”, the word “Emperata” has no meaning, it was just, as Claude put it, an “intriguing” word! Still Smith’s best-selling work.

Product SKU Price Quantity
Full set CTS-7708-00 $85.00
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Extra full score CTS-7708-01 $6.00
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Oversized, spiral-bound score CTS-7708-75 $25.00
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