GREGORY SMITH

Biography

The career of Gregory Smith (b. 1957) covers the entire range of the musical world from serious chamber music to Broadway to movie scores.  His television music can be heard on all of the major networks as well as stations around the world.   

The family/educational concert works of Gregory Smith have received over 700 performances by over 160 orchestras, often with Smith narrating. Orchestras such as the Atlanta, Baltimore, Bonn, Boston, Cincinnati, Minnesota, and Toronto symphony orchestras and the Rochester and Hong Kong philharmonic orchestras have embraced Mr. Smith’s unique approach to family/educational concerts.  More recently these works have found an international audience with numerous performances in the United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Germany, and New Zealand.  His latest work, The Melodic Life, was premiered by Marin Alsop at the Cabrillo Music Festival in August 2006.  

Gregory Smith with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Smith enjoys a long association with the Walt Disney Company and has served as Composer and Music Supervisor for numerous productions at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, and Euro Disney.  He composed and conducted the music for the highly acclaimed nighttime spectacular, Wishes, at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.  Smith also composed and arranged the music for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary celebration currently showing nightly in Anaheim.  His music accompanies the nightly fireworks display at Euro Disney.  Most recently, Smith composed, arranged and conducted the music for the fireworks show at Hong Kong Disneyland.  

Smith's television and film credits range from composing themes for MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, ESPN, TNT, Headline News, scoring for the various Star Trek TV dramas, additional music for The Mighty Ducks (II and III), orchestrations for Con Air and Now and Then, to arranging songs for the Disney animated features Pooh's Grand Adventure and Pochontas II, to composing animation music for Warner Bros. cartoons.   

Smith recently composed the logo theme for the newly merged CBS Paramount Television.  Also for CBS Paramount, he conducted and produced the re-recording of the original Star Trek theme to celebrate the show’s 40th anniversary. 

In 2002 Smith was honored to compose the music for the Salt Lake Winter Paralympics, which was performed by the Utah Symphony and chorus.  Donny Osmond sang the centerpiece song, “Inspire The Spirit”, during the opening ceremonies that aired internationally on ABC.

As a conductor, Smith has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra as well as numerous recording studio orchestras in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Prague.

Repertoire

Works by Gregory Smith

Among the most popular and most performed educational/family concert works in North America are those of Gregory Smith. His works have been performed by dozens of orchestras including Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, and many more.

Conductors and Orchestra Staff desiring perusal scores/tapes, please e-mail tdstanton[@]stantonmgt.com.

bulletNEW! "The Melodic Life" Play Excerpt (mp3) or download complete file (26.34 meg,  mp3 format)
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With characteristic Smith charm, The Melodic Life demonstrates theme and
variations through the life of a melody named Bob from childhood to middle
age. The work premiered at the 2006 Cabrillo Music Festival with Marin Alsop
conducting.

Orchestration: 3(pic),2(eh)2,2  4,3,3,1  Timp+2, harp, strings, narrator.
Timing: 23 minutes
 
bullet"Mr. Smith's Bowl of Notes"  Play excerpt  (mp3) or download complete file (37.31 meg, mp3 format)
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Mr. Smith has a bowl full of notes-the same 12 notes that composers have used for centuries! This is the fascinating launching point for Mr. Smith's Bowl of Notes, a delightful romp through centuries of music opening the ears of new concertgoers--young and old--to discoveries of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century as ever-evolving musical styles leading up to…what? What will those 12 notes become in the hands of Mr. Smith?

Orchestration: (3pic),2(eh),2,2 4,3,3,1 Timp+2, harp, strings, narrator. Duration: 30 minutes.

 
bullet"Zoo Song" Play excerpt  (mp3) or download complete file (18.49 meg, mp3 format)
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This adventure of a young girl's first trip to the Zoo follows her exploration of the musical sounds of the animals as she searches out one particular voice. Jointly commissioned by the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Zoo. 

Orchestration: 3,2,2,2 4,3,3,1 Timp+2, harp, strings, narrator. Timing: c. 17"

bullet"A MAJOR-minor Mystery" (1997)  Play excerpt  (mp3) or download complete file (24.89 meg, mp3 format)
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The latest from Gregory Smith is an exploration of music's major and minor tonalities disguised as a "who-dunnit." The cunning and ruthless major-minor sleuth, Inspector Beckensteiner, investigates an ill-fated concert where major suddenly became minor.

Orchestration: 3(pic), 2(eh), 2, 2 4, 3, 3, 1 Timp +2, Harp, Strings, Narrator. Timing: c. 22"

bullet"The Orchestra Games" (1995)  Play Excerpt  (mp3) or download complete file (31.64 meg, mp3 format)
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Not just another get to know the instruments piece, The Orchestra Games explores the various instruments' personalities and acquaints the listener with basic musical elements as it sprints through an Olympic array of events.

Orchestration: 3(pic), 2,2,2 4,3,3,1 Timp + 2, Harp, Strings, Narrator. Timing: 27" (length adaptable)   Reduced orchestration available: 2(pic),2,2,2 2,2,1,1 Timp+2, Harp Strings, Narrator.

bullet"Mr. Smith's Composition" (1990)  Play file or download complete file (23.3 meg, mp3 format)
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Mr. Smith's Composition takes your YPC or Family Series audience on a rollicking and educational journey into the mind of Mr. Smith as he composes.

Orchestration: 3, 2(3), 2(3), 2(3) 4, 3, 3, 1 Timp +2, Harp, Strings, Narrator. Timing: 23"  Reduced orchestration available: 2(pic),2,2,2 2,2,1,1 Timp+2, Harp Strings, Narrator.

"It is difficult to find a work that is entertaining, educational and musically satisfying. 'Mr. Smith's Composition' is all of these and more." - Marin Alsop

Orchestras Which Have Performed His Educational/Family Works

Abilene Philharmonic
Akron Symphony
Alabama Symphony
Albany Symphony
Amarillo Symphony
Arapahoe Philharmonic
Atlanta Symphony
Auckland Philharmonia
Augusta Symphony
Baltimore Symphony
Bartlesville Symphony
Bay Youth Orchestra
Beethoven Orchestra Bonn
Bergische Symphoniker
Bloomsburg Comm/Univ Symphony
Bochumer Symphoniker
Boise Philharmonic
Boston Symphony
Brattleboro Music Center
Brazos Valley Symphony
Brevard Symphony
Britt Festivals
Buffalo Philharmonic
Cabrillo Music Festival
Calgary Philharmonic
Canton Symphony
Cedar Rapids Symphony
Charleston Symphony
Charlotte Symphony
Cincinnati Symphony
Cobb Symphony
College of William and Mary
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Colorado Springs Symphony
Colorado Symphony
Columbia Orchestra
Columbus (GA) Symphony
Columbus Symphony (OH)
Daejeon Philharmonic
Danville Symphony
Dayton Philharmonic
Eugene Symphony
Everett Symphony
Finger Lakes Symphony
Florida Orchestra
Florida West Coast Symphony
Fort Collins Symphony
Grand Junction Symphony
Grand Rapids Symphony
Green Bay Symphony
Hartford Symphony
Holland Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic
Houston Symphony
Indianapolis Symphony
Jacksonville Symphony
Kansas City Symphony
KBS Symphony Orchestra
Kennett Symphony
Knoxville Symphony
Kyung-Gi Pops Orchestra
Lancaster Festival
Liberty Symphony
Lincoln Symphony
Littleton Symphony
Long Beach Symphony
Liberty Symphony
Lincoln Symphony
Long Island Philharmonic
Longmont Symphony
Louisiana Philharmonic
Macon Symphony
Mansfield Symphony
Memphis Symphony
Midland-Odessa Symphony
Minnesota Orchestra
Modesto Symphony
Nashville Symphony
National Theater Mannheim
New Bedford Symphony
New Haven Symphony
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
New Mexico Symphony
Nittany Valley Symphony
North Carolina Symphony
Oakland Youth Symphony
Oklahoma City Philharmonic
Omaha Symphony Orchestra
Pacific Symphony
Peninsula Symphony
Phoenix Symphony
Piedmont Regional Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony
Princeton Symphony
Puerto Rico Symphony
Reading Symphony
Richmond Symphony
Roanoke Symphony
Rochester Philharmonic (NY)
Rockford Symphony
Royal Scottish National
Santa Rosa Symphony
Shreveport Symphony
Sierra Vista Symphony
South Bend Symphony
South Carolina Philharmonic
South Florida Youth Symphony
Southwest Symphony
Spokane Symphony
Springfield Symphony
St Joseph Symphony
Sudwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz
Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra
Syracuse Symphony
Terre Haute Symphony
Thayer Symphony
Theater & Philharmonie Essen
Theater und Philharmonie Duisburg
Toledo Symphony
Toronto Symphony
Tuscaloosa Symphony
University of Oregon
Utah Symphony
Vancouver Symphony
Victoria Symphony
Virginia Symphony
Warren Symphony (MI)
Wellington Sinfonia
Wichita Falls Symphony
Wichita Symphony
Winnipeg Symphony
Winston-Salem Symphony
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra

 

    

 


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