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The Winds of Poseidon (from The Odyssey (Symphony No. 2))

By Robert W. Smith

Concert Band - Grade 4
Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Symphonic Band. Conductor Score. 44 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD9923C).

Item Number: AP.BD9923C
ISBN 0769296963.

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).

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  • January 30, 2007 5 out of 5

    I am currently a junior in high school, and my symphonic band is going to present this piece at Section Symphonic Contest... This piece starts out with a baritone solo, and then takes off to give you an idea of Odysseus on his journey.

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