Robert W. Smith, composer
The Winds of Poseidon was commissioned by, and is dedicated to,
Dr. Peter Loel Boonshaft and the Hofstra University Symphonic Band.
The Winds of Poseidon is the second movement of Robert W. Smith’s
second symphony, The Odyssey.
It was completed in November, 1997, and premiered in December, 1998, by the
talented ensemble to which it was dedicated.
The Winds of Poseidon is based on Homer’s classic story,
Described as "the best story ever written," The Odyssey is perhaps
the most popular work in ancient Greek literature.
Odysseus has angered Poseidon (Neptune), king of the sea.
The winds of Poseidon blow Odysseus and his crew through many adventures
before he finally reaches home.
Robert W. Smith