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Exhortation and Praise

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


Subtitle: A Centenary Celebration for Winds


General Info

Year: 2003
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters Music, through Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This work was commissioned by Baylor University in Wacom Texas, in connection with it 100th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the band program at this institution. It was first performed there on April 12, 2003, by the Baylor University Wind Ensemble under the direction of the composer.

A single movement piece in two contrasting sections, Exhortation and Praise! is an attempt to portray musically the deep feeling aroused by two of the fundamental aspects of a religion among its adherents: the exhortation to purify and attain the highest perfection possible of one's soul, and praise as a joyful outpouring of love and thanks to the Almighty for His blessings.

All of the tonal colors of the modern, integrated wind orchestra are called upon, singly and in various combinations, in the development of the three main themes uniting these two movements into a single unified texture ending in a blaze of adoration and glory.

- Program Note from score


Media

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State Ratings

  • Louisiana: IV
  • Texas: IV. Complete


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Come, Sweet Death (Flex instrumentation) (as transcriber; arr. Benson) (1736/1976/2019)
  • Two Bagatelles (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Clark) (1983/1997/2010)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A. (2003). Exhortation and Praise! : A Centenary Celebration for Winds [score]. Masters Music Publications: Boca Raton, Fla.