Robert W. Smith, composer
Ireland: Of Legend and Lore is an original composition for wind
band that draws upon the vast riches of traditional Irish melodies.
The composer has chosen castles and colorful characters from Irish history
and folklore and put their legendary deeds to music.
The piece was commissioned by the East Tennessee State University Wind
Ensemble under the direction of Paul Hinman for performance during their
tour of Ireland in March of 1996.
The composer Robert W. Smith, traveled with the band during the tour and
conducted this fine ensemble during their St. Patrick’s Day festivity