The Symphony of Souls composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert band. Spotlight Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR349). Grade 3.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2007. Duration 7 minutes, 5 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3627-00).
This stunning composition by Robert W. Smith is actually a full symphony in smaller proportions. The piece was composed to commemorate the Battle of Bad Axe, the historic last Indian-American battle fought east of the Mississippi River. Written in four descriptive movements entitled Foreshadows, Warriors, Carnage, and Elegy, the piece evokes powerful sounds and imagery through contemporary scoring techniques while being technically accessible to most concert bands. Unique percussion effects combined with creative scoring provide an experience that your band and audience will not soon forget.