Claude T. Smith Collection
Claude Thomas Smith was an American educator, conductor, and composer born in Missouri in 1932. A prolific composer, Smith completed over 110 compositions for band, twelve orchestral works, and fifteen choral pieces. His compositions include the works Emperata Overture which was featured at the 1964 Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic; Eternal Father Strong to Save which was commissioned in 1975 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Band and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C; and Flight which was adopted as the "official march" of the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum. Smith worked as an instrumental music educator in Nebraska and Missouri until 1976, developing during that time a pedagogical system that was later codified in his band method books, and from 1976-1978 was a professor at Southwest Missouri State University. Upon leaving the University in 1978, Smith's focus became primarily on composing, which he continued until his death in 1987. The collection, part of the ABA Research Center, contains manuscript condensed and full scores, editing/correction scores, and published scores written throughout Smith's career. All scores are arranged alphabetically by composition title. The bulk of these manuscripts are editing/correction scores that document the final stages of Smith's creative process.
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Claude Thomas Smith, a prominent American educator, conductor, and composer, was born in Monroe City, Missouri on March 14, 1932 to Claude Melvin and Harriet Thomas Smith. The family moved twice in Smith's early years: to Kansas City shortly after his birth and to Carrollton, Missouri around the time that he entered school. Smith took dancing lessons in both locations, and began piano lessons and participated in school music and theater productions while living in Carrollton. During this time, his grandmother, a piano teacher and organist, indirectly influenced him through informal musical contact. Smith first participated in band in the eighth grade after receiving a cornet for Christmas. Harold Arehart assumed the band directorship at the Carrollton Schools in 1947, and had a significant influence on Smith who studied cornet with him and served as his assistant. Smith's conducting can be traced to this time, both at high school and with a local Boy Scout band.
In 1950, Smith entered the Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri where he played under band director K.K. Anderson and switched his primary instrument from cornet to horn. He left that institution in 1952 to join the 371st US Army Band during the Korean War. Stationed in Leavenworth, Kansas, Smith served as both hornist and librarian for the band, the latter of which prompted him to begin arranging and composing. Later that year, on October 5, 1952, he married Maureen Morrison. Smith returned to higher education in 1955 when entered the University of Kansas. There, he played horn in several ensembles, most notably in the band led by Russell Wiley who encouraged Smith's interest in composition and arranging. Representative pieces from this period include Prelude and Allegro for brass choir and The World Freedom March for band. Smith graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree.
After college, Smith worked as an instrumental music educator in Nebraska and Missouri until 1976. Following the birth of his daughter Pamela Kay in August 1958, he taught band in Cozad, Nebraska, conducted a local church choir, and composed pieces such as Honor Guard and Citation. Both pieces are band works that were published by Wingert-Jones Publications, a publisher with whom Smith would maintain a relationship throughout his life. In 1963, Smith began teaching at Center High School in Kansas City, Missouri where he stayed until 1966. Particularly important from these years was the composition of Emperata Overture which was featured at the 1964 Mid-West Band and Orchestra Clinic and is one of Smith's most performed and highly regarded works. Smith moved from Kansas City to Chillicothe, Missouri in 1966 where he stayed for ten years. During this time, he resumed his activities as a church choir director, began teaching a high school theory/composition course, and developed, with the help of his assistant Bill Maupin, the pedagogical system that was later codified in his band method books. Notably, Smith's compositional output increased during these years, and he was inducted into ASCAP in 1970. Perhaps his most important composition from this time was Eternal Father Strong to Save which was commissioned in 1975 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Band and premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
In 1976, Smith left public school teaching to take a faculty position at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri where he taught composition, theory and horn, and conducted the University Symphony Orchestra. The demands placed on Smith by this position were such that his composition activities dropped off significantly until he left in 1978 and moved to Raytown, Missouri. The years following 1978 were Smith's most prolific; during this time he conducted the Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church choir, but otherwise focused primarily of writing music. Smith became an educational consultant for Wingert-Jones, though he also began working for Jenson Publications as a staff writer. Noteworthy compositions from the last part of Smith's life include Flight, commissioned by the Air Force Band in 1984 and adopted as the "official march" of the Smithsonian Institute's National Air and Space Museum; Variations on a Hymn by Louis Bourgeois, commissioned by the Marine Band in 1986; and Variations on a Revolutionary War Hymn, commissioned by the Army Field Band. Smith died of a heart attack on December 13, 1987 shortly after conducting a Christmas concert. He is survived by his wife and daughter who, along with his son-in-law Jim Kelly, founded Claude T. Smith Publications Inc. in 1993 which publishes over sixty of Smith's works, a method book, and several recordings.
Claude T. Smith was a prolific composer, having completed over 110 compositions for band, twelve orchestral works, and fifteen choral pieces that were described by one critic as "contemporary romantic." His pitch language is essentially analogous to Western common practice traditions, with particular emphasis on striking melodic material and bass lines that articulate functional harmonic progressions. Multiple scholars have noted, however, that toward the end of his life, Smith was using "dissonances" with increasing frequency and postulated that had he continued writing, this aspect would have become a more pervasive characteristic of his music. Smith is perhaps best known for his rhythmic practice, particularly introducing asymmetrical meters into the band idiom in 1964 with the 7/8 and oddly subdivided 9/8 measures of Emperata Overture. Some of Smith's other compositions feature continually changing meters, such as the 3/4 - 6/8 - 1/4 - 7/8 - 3/4 metrical sequence found in Acclamation. Smith is also recognized for using triplet quarter notes and hemiola techniques in many of his pieces. Taking these two facets in combination, it is apparent that through the majority of his career, Smith's use of pitch was firmly rooted in 19th-century practice, while his rhythmic syntax owed much to certain composers of the early to mid 20th-century such as Igor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland. A final notion that is frequently cited regarding Smith's music is his attention to all ensemble lines; partly stemming from his pedagogical perspective, Smith continually strove to write engaging parts for each member of the ensembles for which he composed, a facet that is particularly apparent in his percussion writing.
Smith maintained a very active career throughout his life. In addition to the aforementioned and numerous other commissions, he wrote solo works for prominent performers such as "Doc" Severson, Brian Bowman, Gary Foster, and Rich Matteson. Smith also received frequent awards including multiple ASCAP Composer's Awards, a Missouri House of Representatives recognition resolution (1976), the Hall of Fame Award from the Missouri Bandmaster's Association (1988), the National Band Association Award from the Academy of Wind and Percussion Arts (1988), and the Distinguished Service to Music Award from Kappa Kappa Psi (1989). He was sought as a clinician throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe. Claude T. Smith memorial scholarships are given at Central Methodist College, Southwest Missouri State University, and Central Missouri State University. Smith's music is still often performed, as demonstrated by studies published in the Journal of Band Research in 1987 and 2005, and both he and his work have profoundly affected musicians and music education throughout the United States and beyond.
Scope and Contents of the Collection
Claude T. Smith Collection covers the period from 1964 to 1987. The collection contains manuscript condensed and full scores, editing/correction scores, and published scores written throughout Smith's career.
Custodial History and Acquisition Information
The manuscripts were donated to the ABA Research Center by Smith's wife, Maureen, in 2005
Processed by Michael Boyd with assistance from Kevin Pace. October 2006
EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Colleen McKnight, January 2007.
Arrangement of Collection
This collection is organized into four series.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series 1: Condensed Score Manuscripts, 1968-1982 (5.50 Linear Feet)
Contains thirty-seven handwritten scores that condense a full score to 2-4 staves
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|American Folk Song Trilogy, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 1|
|Anthem for Winds and Percussion, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 2|
|Ballad and Presto Dance for Solo Tuba, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 3|
|Boys of the Old Brigade -- Contains text notes from memo pad, 1981||series 1||box 1||folder 4|
|Chorale and Allegro, 1968||series 1||box 1||folder 5|
|Chorale - Prelude, God of Our Fathers, 1974||series 1||box 1||folder 6|
|Citation March [formerly "Midwestern Music Camp March"] -- Manuscript copy with editing annotations, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 7|
|Concert Celebration, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 8|
|Concert Variations, 1977||series 1||box 1||folder 9|
|Credence: A Concert Overture, 1973||series 1||box 1||folder 10|
|Dance Prelude, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 11|
|Distant Trumpet, The (A Choral Prelude) -- "Commissioned by Clint and Damon Ladd in memory of Steve Ladd", undated||series 1||box 1||folder 12|
|Emperata Overture (for Winds and Percussion), 2 copies -- One copy in pencil; one copy in pen, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 13|
|Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The Navy Hymn) -- "Dedicated to the US Navy Band, N.E. Muffley Conductor", 1975||series 1||box 1||folder 14|
|Festival Variations, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 15|
|Flight -- "Commissioned by the United States Air Force Band, Washington, DC and dedicated to the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution", undated||series 1||box 1||folder 16|
|Flourish and Hymn of Praise [was re-titled from "Prelude Concertante"; then to "Fanfare and Hymn of Praise"; then to present title in 1981] -- "Written for the Air Academy H.S. Band, U.S. A.F. Academ, Colo. Larry Perkins, Cond.", 1981||series 1||box 1||folder 17|
|Flourish, Song and Toccata, undated||series 1||box 1||folder 18|
|Gala XXV -- "Commissioned by the California Band Directors Ass'n[sic]." With 6 pages of related MS material, 1982||series 1||box 1||folder 19|
|God of Our Fathers -- "National Hymn"; optional Trumpet IV part; Bass Clarinet part, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 1|
|The Heavens Resound [for String Orchestra] -- Beethoven, arr. Claude T. Smith, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 2|
|Introduction & Caccia -- "Prelude and Caccia" under title on first page; related manuscript material, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 3|
|Joyance -- "To the Central Methodist College Band, Fayette, Mo., Keith House, Conductor", 197||series 1||box 2||folder 4|
|Jubilant Prelude [re-titled from "Epiclude"; titled "Epiclude" on first page] -- "Commissioned by the Guymon, Oklahoma High School Band, Jerry Toler, Director", 1977||series 1||box 2||folder 5|
|Legacy for Band [included memo from Smith re-titles work from "Gunnison Festival Overture" which is the title listed on the first page] -- "Commissioned By the Scottsbluff, Nebraska H.S. Ban, Dean Maxwell, Conductor, for its European Tour", undated||series 1||box 2||folder 6|
|March Spiritoso, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 7|
|Overture for a Celebration -- Separate 8-page piano part (paginated); rest of pages stapled together (not paginated), undated||series 1||box 2||folder 8|
|Overture on an Early American Folk Hymn -- "Commissioned by and Dedicated to the South Carolina Bandmasters Association", undated||series 1||box 2||folder 9|
|Overture Romantique [titled "An Occasional Overture" on first page (apparently re-titled)] -- "Commissioned by the Univeristy of Kansas Band, Kenneth Bloomquist, Director" [no page 9; only two unnumbered pages between pp. 11 and 15], 1970||series 1||box 2||folder 10|
|Prelude - Variations -- [Paginated 1-20; no page 10], undated||series 1||box 2||folder 11|
|Rhapsody for Trombone -- "Written for Warren Covington", 1971||series 1||box 2||folder 12|
|Rondo for Trumpet -- "Commissioned by the Getzen Company"; "Written for 'Doc' Severinsen"; post-it note with instructions to printer on p.2; pp.3-4 printed, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 13|
|Symphonic March on an English Hymn Tune -- "Commissioned By the Northshore Concert Band, John P. Paynter, Conductor - For the First Adult Band Conference", undated||series 1||box 2||folder 14|
|Symphonic Psalm -- "Commissioned By the 1979 Texas AA Honor Band, Bellville H.S., Robert McElroy, Cond.", 1979||series 1||box 2||folder 15|
|Hymn for Band [Re-titled from "Divertimento" or "Divertimento I"] -- "Commissioned by Kappa Psi[sic] and Tau Beta Sigma, 1977", 1977||series 1||box 2||folder 16|
|Three Contrasts for French Horn [15 page piano score, 4 page solo (stapled out of order); solo part titled "Three Contrasts for Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble"] -- "Commissioned by the New Rochelle, N.Y. Wind Ens. Jim Wayne, Cond."; on solo part: "Written for Barbara Vladenides, Horn Soloist", 1977||series 1||box 2||folder 17|
|Variations On A Revolutionary Hymn [12 page score, paginated 1-14 (no pages 7 and 9); 3 page organ part; 15 pages related material] -- On last page of score: "Commissioned by and Written for the United States Army Field Band, Col. William Clark, Conductor. In Commeration[sic] of the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution", ca. 1987||series 1||box 2||folder 18|
|Variations on an English Folk Song, undated||series 1||box 2||folder 19|
Series 2: Full Score Manuscripts, 1966-1987 (13.75 Linear Feet)
Contains forty-one handwritten scores [some are editing/correction scores]
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Across the Wide Missouri -- Includes optional fanfare, 1974||series 2||box 3||folder 1|
|Cresset Variations, undated||series 2||box 3||folder 2|
|Allegheny Portrait [originally titled "Allegheny Winds" on this manuscript. Note with title change information included] -- "Commissioned for the PMEA District 5 Band Festival, John Manhollan, Host. In Memory of Raymond C. Schweinberg", undated||series 2||box 3||folder 3|
|Ballad and Presto Dance. For Solo Tuba and Band. [Score is a photo copy. Includes MS of the solo tuba part 4p] -- "Written for Steve Seward", undated||series 2||box 3||folder 4|
|Beguine on a Brazilian Folk Song -- 2p of related MS material, undated||series 2||box 3||folder 5|
|Bombasto March ["O.R. Farrar edited by Claude T. Smith"] -- "Dedicated to the 7th Ward Military Band, Omaha Neb", undated||series 2||box 3||folder 6|
|Chorale-Prelude, God of Our Fathers, 1974||series 2||box 3||folder 7|
|Chorale Prelude on a German Hymn Tune (I Sing the Almighty Power of God), undated||series 2||box 3||folder 8|
|Chorale Prelude: Rejoice Ye Pure In Heart -- "Commissioned by Tau Chapter (Phi Beta) and Beta Mu Chapter (Phi Mu Alpha) for the Central Methodist College Band in Commeration [sic] at its 75th Anniversary, Prof. Keith House, Cond.", undated||series 2||box 3||folder 9|
|A Christmas Prelude: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel -- "Commissioned by the Papillion, Nebraska Junior High School Symphonic Band, Kenneth A. Molzer, Conductor", undated||series 2||box 3||folder 10|
|Concert Celebration -- "Written for the Geneseo, Ill. High School Concert Band, Victor Bianchetta, conductor", undated||series 2||box 3||folder 11|
|Concert Dance and Intermezzo -- "Commissioned by Dr. Neill H. Humfield for the Clay Center, Kansas Community High School Band - In Memory of Wayne Snodgrass, Director (1937-1969)", 1972||series 2||box 3||folder 12|
|Dance Prelude -- "Commissioned for the Central Mo. State U. Concert Band, Dr. Russell Coleman, Cond. By Epsilon Gamma Chapter, Phi Mu Alpha" [sic], undated||series 2||box 3||folder 13|
|Declaration Overture -- "To My Wife, Maureen", 1986||series 2||box 4||folder 1|
|Fanfare, Ballad & Jubilee [also contains condensed score material] -- "Commissioned by Beta Theda Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, XI Chi Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha, the Tennessee Tech. Fine Arts Foundation and the Tennessee Tech. Dept. of Music", undated||series 2||box 4||folder 2|
|Fanfare & Hymn of Praise [re-titled "Flourish & Hymn of Praise", however, the title on the score is "Fanfare..."] -- "Written for the Air Academy High School Symphonic Band, U.S.A.F. Academy, Colorado, Larry Perkins, Conductor" [there is a blank staff page after page 30], undated||series 2||box 4||folder 3|
|Festive Episode [re-titled "Festive Proclamation", however, the title on the score is "Festive Episode"] -- "Commissioned by the Merrillville, Indiana High School Band, Susan A. Williams, Conductor"; short memo also included, undated||series 2||box 4||folder 4|
|Festival Variations -- "Commissioned by the United State Air Force Band, Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel, Commander/Conductor, and dedicated to the Music Educators National Conference on the occasion of it's 75th Anniversary (1907-1982)" [sic]. BRITTLE, 1982||series 2||box 4||folder 5|
|Flight -- "The Official March of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution", 1985||series 2||box 4||folder 6|
|Galop Humoresque -- "Festive Fanfare Series", undated||series 2||box 4||folder 7|
|Incidental Suite: Tarantella -- [copy removed from binding], 1966||series 2||box 4||folder 8|
|Indiana State Band March -- "O.R. Farrar, edited by Claude T. Smith", undated||series 2||box 4||folder 9|
|Inscriptions for Band, undated||series 2||box 4||folder 10|
|Introduction & Caccia --"Festive Fanfare Series" -- "Commissioned by the American Youth Symphony, Band, and Chorus for the Deleware Valley Symphonic Band (Media, Pa.) Bonnie Strang, Conductor"; [there is a blank staff page after page 36], undated||series 2||box 4||folder 11|
|Joyance -- "To the Central Meth. College Band, Fayette, Mo., Keith House, Conductor", undated||series 2||box 5||folder 1|
|Jubilee for Winds -- "Commissioned for the Sinclair Community College - Community Wind Ensemble, Clarence Walls, Conductor, In Celebration of the Sinclair Community College Centennial", undated||series 2||box 5||folder 2|
|Jubilo, A Concert Overture, undated||series 2||box 5||folder 3|
|March on a Scottish Air (Auld Lang Syne), undated||series 2||box 5||folder 4|
|March Russe, undated||series 2||box 5||folder 5|
|Meramec Rhapsody -- "Commissioned by the Missouri Bandmaster's Association", undated||series 2||box 5||folder 6|
|Our Creed is Our Shield -- Condensed score ms copy (2); full score ms copy; letter/envelope; parts (ms and ms copies), 1980||series 2||box 5||folder 7|
|Overture for a Celebration -- "Commissioned by and written for the Kansas City Youth Symphony, David Circle, Cond.", undated||series 2||box 5||folder 8|
|Prelude & Toccata -- "Commissioned by the VanderCook College Band, Victor Zajec, Conductor, to Commemorate the 41st Anniversary of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic", undated||series 2||box 5||folder 9|
|Prelude - Variations [also included cover of notebook that originally contained the score with notes written on one side of cover] -- "Commissioned by the Fresno Calif. St. College Wind Ens., Lawrence Sutherland, Conductor", undated||series 2||box 5||folder 10|
|Rhapsody On Christmas Carols "For Band" -- "Commissioned By and For the United States Marine Band, Col. John R. Bourgeois, Director", undated||series 2||box 6||folder 1|
|Rhapsody On Christmas Carols "For Orchestra", undated||series 2||box 6||folder 2|
|Serenade & Dance -- "Commissioned By The West Virginia Band Director's Assn.", undated||series 2||box 6||folder 3|
|Shenandoah, A Sea Fantasy -- Other titles on score [all start with "Shenandoah"]: "A Ballad of the Sea", "A Song of the Sea", "A Sea Chanty"; "concert band level", undated||series 2||box 6||folder 4|
|Silver Salutation -- Contains folder of working notes [9 pages]; title info on page 2; "A Concert Overture"; "Commissioned by Duncan Music Co., Winston-Salem, N.C.", 1982||series 2||box 6||folder 5|
|Sonus Ventorum "Sound of the Winds" -- BRITTLE; correction inserts falling off - some may be missing - glue spots may be from missing inserts or residue, undated||series 2||box 6||folder 6|
|Spirit of Texas -- Working notes, not completed score, undated||series 2||box 6||folder 7|
|Suite for String Orchestra, undated||series 2||box 6||folder 8|
|Summer in Rio -- Paginated 1-24, no page 14, originally titled "Summer in Brazil" and "Brazilian Summer", undated||series 2||box 6||folder 9|
|Sunbird -- "Fest-Fanfare Series", undated||series 2||box 6||folder 10|
|Symphonic Prelude; re-titled "Affirmation & Credo" -- "Commissioned for the Southwest Mo. State U. Concert Band, Robert Scott, Cond., by Delta Rho Chapter, Tau Beta Sigma"; one page memo, 1978||series 2||box 6||folder 11|
|Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fideles, undated||series 2||box 6||folder 12|
|Symphonic Prelude on Amazing Grace -- Contains folder of working notes [8 pages]; "Commissioned by the Dixie Band Camp (Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas) to Celebrate It's 50th Anniversary" [sic], undated||series 2||box 6||folder 13|
|Symphonic Variations on In Dulci Jubilo -- "Concert Band Level", undated||series 2||box 7||folder 1|
|Symphony No. 1 for Band; formerly "Hymn for Band & Divertimento I" -- Contains folder of related material; Attached note: "Pages 40 & 41 are in reverse order. DO NEXT PAGE FIRST!"; separate cover page with memo, ca. 1977-1979||series 2||box 7||folder 2|
|A Thousand Hills Overture -- "Young Band Level", undated||series 2||box 7||folder 3|
|Variations on a Revolutionary Hymn -- "Commissioned by the United States Army Field Band, Col. William E. Clark, Commander/Conductor - In Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution", September 1987||series 2||box 7||folder 4|
|Variations on an English Folk Song -- "To My Friend, Bill Maupin", undated||series 2||box 7||folder 5|
|The Water Is Wide; alternate title on first page "Ballad, The Water Is Wide" -- Contains folder of working notes alternate title on first page "Ballad, The Water Is Wide", undated||series 2||box 7||folder 6|
|Windgate Festival -- "Dedicated to the Missouri Music Educator's Association in Celebration of it's 50th Anniversary" [sic], undated||series 2||box 7||folder 7|
|Windstar (Concert Overture) -- "Commissioned by Epsilon Gamma Chapter, Phi Mu Alpha Central Missouri State University", undated||series 2||box 7||folder 8|
|Zia, Zia (Spanish March) -- Contains folder of working notes, undated||series 2||box 7||folder 9|
Series 3: Published Scores, 1966-1987 (2.75 Linear Feet)
Contains nine published scores
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Acclamation -- Full score, 1969||series 3||box 8||folder 1|
|Chorale and Fugue (J.S. Bach) -- Full score, 1986||series 3||box 8||folder 2|
|Commemoration Fanfare and Chorale -- Full score, 2 copies, 1985||series 3||box 8||folder 3|
|Danse Folâtre -- Full score, 1987||series 3||box 8||folder 4|
|Declaration Overture -- Full score, 1986||series 3||box 8||folder 5|
|Dramatic Prelude -- Condensed score, 1966||series 3||box 8||folder 6|
|Fantasy for Trumpet -- Condensed score and solo part, 1967||series 3||box 8||folder 7|
|God of our Fathers -- Full score, 1977||series 3||box 8||folder 8|
|Prelude on an Early American Folk Hymn "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" -- Full score, 1984||series 3||box 8||folder 9|
Series 4: Oversized Score Manuscripts, 1964-1984 (9.00 Linear Feet)
Contains twenty-nine oversized scores
|Description||Series||Box / Reel||Folder / Frame|
|Anthem for Winds and Percussion -- Photocopy included (oversize), October 12, 1978||series 4||box 9||folder 1|
|Avondale Overture (oversize), undated||series 4||box 9||folder 2|
|Bainbridge Fair March -- With related working notes (oversize), undated||series 4||box 9||folder 3|
|Canticle: All Creatures of Our God and King (oversize), undated||series 4||box 9||folder 4|
|Chorale Prelude: All Things Bright and Beautiful (An Old English Melody) (oversize), undated||series 4||box 9||folder 5|
|Chorale Prelude: For the Beauty of the Earth -- With related working notes and sketches [4p] (oversize), undated||series 4||box 9||folder 6|
|Concert Piece for Euphonium -- With post-it note; score removed from plastic binder (oversize), 1980||series 4||box 9||folder 7|
|Danza Sonora (oversize), undated||series 4||box 9||folder 8|
|Emperata Overture (oversize), 1964||series 4||box 9||folder 9|
|Fantasia for Alto Saxophone (oversize), 1983||series 4||box 9||folder 10|
|Flight (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 1|
|Golden Regiment March (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 2|
|Horizons West (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 3|
|Hymn to St. Avold (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 4|
|Incidental Suite -- Possibly incomplete; related working notes (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 5|
|Intrada: Adoration and Praise -- With working notes (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 6|
|Introduction and Fugato -- BRITTLE (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 7|
|Invocation and Jubiloso (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 8|
|Island Fiesta -- Previous title: Latin Magic (oversize), undated||series 4||box 10||folder 9|
|Jubilant Prelude (oversize), October 20, 1978||series 4||box 10||folder 10|
|March on an Irish Air (oversize), October 16, 1978||series 4||box 11||folder 1|
|Overture for a Festival (oversize), undated||series 4||box 11||folder 2|
|Oxford Point Overture (oversize), undated||series 4||box 11||folder 3|
|Prelude for Band (oversize), undated||series 4||box 11||folder 4|
|Santiago Carnival -- Previous title: Guadalajara Nights (title info included) (oversize), undated||series 4||box 11||folder 5|
|Star Song (oversize), undated||series 4||box 11||folder 6|
|Stone Mountain Overture -- With working notes (oversize), undated||series 4||box 11||folder 7|
|Symphonic Psalm (oversize), 1979||series 4||box 11||folder 8|
|Variations on a Hymn by Louis Bourgeois (oversize), 1984||series 4||box 11||folder 9|
American Bandmasters Association Research Center
For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
- Anderson, E. Ruth. "Claude T. Smith." Contemporary American Composers: A Biographical Dictionary. Boston: G.K Hall & Co., 1976.
- Barnes, James. "Claude T. Smith: A Personal Appreciation." Winds: The Journal of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles. 3 (1988): 48.
- Claude T. Smith Publications. 2006. Accessed 20 Sept. 2006. <http://www.claudetsmith.net/>.
- Fiese, Richard. "College and University Wind Band Repertoire, 1980-1985." Journal of Band Research 23:1 (Fall 1987): 17-42.
- Gabriel, Arnald. "Emparata Overture: A Second Look." The Instrumentalist 41:6 (Jan. 1987): 48-54.
- Haynes, Ronald. "Claude Smith Composer." Kansas Music Review 41:1 (Feb. 1979): 42-44, 50.
- Jones, Mary Louise. "Claude T. Smith: American Composer, Conductor, and Music Educator." DMA Diss., University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, 1992.
- Kish, David. "A Band Repertoire Has Emerged." Journal of Band Research 41:1 (Fall 2005): 1-12.
- Knight, John. "The Challenge of Asymmetric Meters." The Instrumentalist 45:4 (Nov. 1990): 27-30, 38.
- Miles, Richard, ed. Teaching Music through Performance in Band: Volume 5. Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc., 2004. 432-437.
- "New Music Publisher." Flute Talk 13 (Jul/Aug. 1994): 6.
- "Obituary: Claude T. Smith." The Instrumentalist 42:7 (Feb. 1988): 84-5.
- "People in Music." The School Musician/Director & Teacher 48 (June/July 1977): 24.
- Prentice, Barbara. "Band Classics Revisited: Emperata Overture." The Instrumentalist 45:11 (June 1991): 49.
- Reed, Alfred. "A Fond Farewell." The Instrumentalist 44:2 (Sept. 1989): 4.
- Rehrig, William. "Claude T. Smith." The Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. Ed. Paul Bierley. 2 vols. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1991. 698-699.
- "Claude T. Smith." Supplement to the Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. Ed. Paul Bierley. Westerville, OH: Integrity Press, 1996. 721-722.
- Ruess, Thomas. "Claude Smith's Variations of Hymn Tunes." DMA Diss., University of Memphis, 2000.
- Sheldon, Deborah. "Exploring Claude T. Smith's Classic God of Our Fathers." The Instrumentalist 55:1 (Aug. 2000): 32-9.
- Smith, Claude T. "Emperata Overture: The Composer's Thoughts on Interpretation." The Instrumentalist 37:4 (Nov. 1982): 10-12.
- Smith, Norman. "Claude T. Smith." March Music Notes. Lake Charles, LA: Program Notes Press, 1986. 380.
- "Claude T. Smith." Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, Inc., 2002. 545-547.
- Smith, Norman and Albert Stoutamire. "Claude T. Smith." Band Music Notes. San Diego: Neil A. Kjos, 1979. 208-209.
- Thompson, John and James Warrick. "Claude T. Smith on Composing, Conducting, and the Art of Teaching." The Instrumentalist 41:6 (Jan. 1987): 36-47.
- "Vincent Persichetti and Claude Smith Deaths Announced." T.U.B.A. Journal 16:1 (Fall 1988): 10.
Selected Search Terms
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the University of Maryland Libraries' Catalog. Researchers desiring related materials about these topics, names, or places may search the Catalog using these headings.
- Band music.
- Bands (Music) -- Instruction and study.
- Composers -- United States.
- Conductors (Music) -- United States.
- Music -- Manuscripts.
- Music teachers -- Missouri.
- Music teachers -- Nebraska.
- Smith, Claude Thomas -- Archives.
- Smith, Claude Thomas -- Manuscripts.