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The Great Steamboat Race

By Robert W. Smith

Concert Band - Grade 2
Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Young Band. Conductor Score & Parts. 380 pages. Duration 4:34. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BDM03043).

Item Number: AP.BDM03043

ISBN 0757931944.

You will smell the smoke and feel the mist on your face. This innovative work by renowned composer Robert W. Smith musically recounts a famous race between two paddle boats, the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez, on the Mississippi River during the summer of 1870. It's everything you expect. Don't miss this dynamic new work. (4:34).

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Not sure
  • 2007-12-02 00:00:00.0 Ha! I love this piece!

    Oh my gosh. I don't know why, but every time I listen to this song, I can't help but smile and laugh when that flute/clarinet part comes in! I love the solos at the beginning with the trumpet and clarinet, too (I'm a clarinetist in HS...

    playing for my 5th year now)! I love it so much! I've never played it before, but it is such a joy to listen to it, and I wish I would've had the opportunity to play this in middle school at one point! I personally don't know whether I prefer this one or The Great Locomotive Chase, but they are quite similar, but very different at the same time!

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  • 4

    Casa Grande, AZ
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2007-09-22 00:00:00.0 fantastic!!

    it's crazy at first but you'll learn to love it!! i know i did!!

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