The Winds of Poseidon (from The Odyssey (Symphony No. 2)) by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Concert Band. Belwin Symphonic Band. Grade 4. Conductor Score. 44 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD9923C).
The Winds of Poseidon launches the eagerly awaited Second Symphony from the pen of Robert W. Smith. This work, the second movement of the symphony, is based on the classic story The Odyssey. Odysseus is the shipwrecked warrior who wanders the land and sea for ten years, and this bold musical statement captures the essence of the powerful winds and waves that propel Odysseus on his journey. The center section was inspired by the tale of the Sirens, whose beautiful and captivating singing lured sailors to their deaths on the rocks. The genius of the composer is strongly in evidence in this gigantic musical tale. (7:33).