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The Second Storm


By Robert W. Smith

Concert Band - Grade 1.5
Ivan. Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Beginning Band. Conductor Score & Parts. 200 pages. Duration 2:13. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BDM05047).

Item Number: AP.BDM05047

Inspired by the devastating hurricane season during the summer of 2004, the subtitle of this work is "Ivan." The Second Storm begins with a calm melodic introduction "Before the Storm" and, as the fury of Mother Nature is unleashed, the work develops using strong unison impacts with driving rhythmic figures to capture the intensity of the event in sound. Your beginners will sound bold. A big sound is guaranteed. (2:13).

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  • 2011-05-11 00:00:00.0 Second to only one

    After listening to this piece, I realized it is a wonderful follow up to another Robert W. Smith piece: The Tempest. The combination of these two in any concert program will promote harmony in any band program.

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  • 2009-07-29 00:00:00.0 An amazing song, a must for any band.

    The 7th and 8th grade bands played this in joint concert (I was in 7th grade) and it just sounded brilliant. We had a total of about 50 kids, and this song was our big finale, and also the 7th grader's way to send the 8th graders off proudly...

    . They were very happy. We still talk about this song 2 years later. The last section is the perfect way to end a concert, with a completely balls-out section 4 measures long, where every note is accented and sfz. Overall, the song has great dynamic contrasts and challenging sections, but nothing a begginner band couldn't do, after rehearsing a little.

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