“A Message From Shirley, ” Composition by Glenn E. Smith, 2001
Dr. Smith is Maestro to many musical instruments and to innovative digital media.
He is a musician, composer, professor, performance artist, and sound healer who has written more than 500 pieces, including choral, chamber and orchestral works, as well as jazz and electronic music for concert, dance, video, film and television. While a university professor for 45+ years, he has also given numerous recitals and public performances as a composer and multi-instrumentalist. His music has been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia and includes commissions from ensembles, institutions, and individual artists. He was the first composer-in-residence of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and several of his works are available on CD and MP3 formats.
“Janacek,” Live Performance Glenn E. Smith, tenor Saxophone and Echo-plex, Halifax Nova Scotia (Nov. 1974)
- Woodwinds—Classical and Jazz (clarinet, flute, bassoon, all saxophones)
- Piano—Jazz and Functional (several thousand song repertoire)
- Guitar—Popular and Jazz (chords w/ melody; folk)
- Various folk instruments
(ukeleles, ocarinas, Apalachian dulcimer, recorders, whistles, coke bottles, etc.)
- Renaissance Instruments
(consort recorders, krummhorns, racket, dulcien, chalumeau, shawms)