Program Notes for American Flourish
Composer: Robert W. Smith
Arranger: Robert W. Smith
Composer Robert W. Smith is one of the most popular and prolific composers of concert band and orchestral music in America today. His music speaks to audiences in any concert setting, and he has over 600 publications in print.
Smith’s original compositions are popular with military, university, high school, and middle school bands throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. and several of his educational compositions have become standards for developing bands throughout the world.
Tonight we present Smith’s work entitled “American Flourish,” a thrilling composition based on the traditional American melodies “Yankee Doodle,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “Shenandoah.”
Please enjoy with us now Robert W. Smith’s American Flourish