Armenian Dances (Reed)

From Wind Repertory Project
Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

General Info

Year: 1972-1978
Duration: c. 31:50
Difficulty: VI
Movements I and II-IV are published and available separately in two different parts.


Armenian Dances, Part One
1. The Apricot Tree - Partridge's Song - Hoy, My Nazan - Alagyaz - Go, Go – 11:25

Armenian Dances, Part Two
2. Hov Arek – 5:10
3. Khoomar – 4:50
4. Lorva Horovel – 8:55


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (all div. a2)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone (optional)
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium (div. a2)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom (small)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone (with motor)
  • Xylophone (3.5 octaves)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Armenian Dances, Parts I and II, constitute a four-movement suite for concert band or wind ensemble based on authentic Armenian folk songs from the collected works of Gomidas Vartabed (1869-1935), the founder of Armenian classical music.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (James Colonna, conductor) - 17 November 2023
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) Wind Orchestra (Barry L. Houser, conductor) - 21 April 2023
  • University of Wyoming (Laramie) Wind Symphony (Robert Belser, conductor) - 9 October 2022
  • Sebastian (Fla.) River High School Wind Symphony (Eric M. Allen, conductor) – 17 December 2003 (2003 Midwest Clinic)

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