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Pro Texana

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

Subtitle: Concert March

General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $130.00   |   Score Only (print) - $16.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


In score:

  • B-flat Cornet I-II, m.1: Add f
  • B-flat Cornet I-II, Letter H - 4: Add mf
  • From page 18 onward, Trumpet III notes are notated above the Cornet staff, and Cornet 1, 2 (unison) notes are notated below the Cornet staff. This differs from the instrument name of the staff.

Program Notes

Like all concert marches, as distinct from the march intended to accompany marching groups of people, this piece differs from the traditional form, instrumentation and musical elements found in its prototype, even though the constant forward drive of its rhythm remains. The opening fanfare-like figure reappears in the transition from the second theme to the traditional "trio", and the first theme is developed largely through canonic imitation between the trumpets/cornets and trombones/baritones. The contrasting second theme is treated in two forms, first as a solo melodic line, and then with a harmonic development that includes a long, flowing counter-melody line in the tenor instruments. The opening fanfare returns for the last time in the coda, and brings the entire work to a stirring conclusion.

Pro Texana was written on the occasion of the composer's visit to Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Reed, A. (1984). Pro Texana: Concert March [score]. Southern Music: San Antonio, Tx.