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The Maelstrom

By Robert W. Smith

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Concert Band - Grade 3
Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Concert Band. Conductor Score. 40 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD9755C).

Item Number: AP.BD9755C

ISBN 0769260225.

A maelstrom is described as 'an intense whirling mass of water circling into itself with great strength.' With this as inspiration, composer Robert W. Smith launches the resplendent new work The Maelstrom. Soaring melodic lines, punctuated with vibrant percussion, propel this driving and dramatic piece with fury and excitement. A dazzling concert statement! (duration 5:10)
Concert/Contest.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Anonymous
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    Intermediate
  • 2008-05-19 00:00:00.0 The Maelstrom...

    We played this song in our Wind Ensemble at school. The wind ensemble consists of 8th, 7th, and a few qualified 6th graders as myself. It was probably one of the hardest songs we played and everyone said that it was the coolest song they ever heard a school band...

    played. It was very powerful.

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  • 5

    Amy B.
    Location:
    Holden, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2008-01-05 00:00:00.0 Memorable

    This piece was done at a middle school (7th & 8th graders) festival where the students had 14 hours to practice. Most students were chosen to perform by thier teachers and had not rehearsed together as a group prior to the 14 hours (accomplished over 3 days) of rehearsal. My 7th...

    grader has NOT stopped talking about this piece a year later. It had substance/guts to it that makes a young person love music. While traditional marches and text book middle school concert pieces are fine, this had kids walking away wanting to keep playing.

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  • 4

    henry
    Location:
    cleveland oh
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2007-11-26 00:00:00.0 im a music student

    and we play this peoce for concert band, and it is an incredible piece! as a sax player i love the slow sax solo at the beginning, after which the piece slowly progresses into a fast, and extremely forceful piece

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  • 5

    Anonymous
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  • 2007-08-25 00:00:00.0 Amazing

    The song begins slowly, but gets fast and furious each measure. A great play, and an excellent sounding piece when played correctly!

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  • 5

    Tashundra
    Location:
    Tunica, MS
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2006-01-09 00:00:00.0 Wow

    This song is very interesting. It starts off slow with a sax solo. Next, a mellow awakening chord by the woodwinds. Then all of a sudden it's a wonderful, beautiful storm of fast paced chaos. It's a very, very good song for any band!

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