Rosalind in the Forest of Arden

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

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'Subtitle: A Sylvan Serenade for Winds After Shakespeare's 'As You Like It

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $35.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Clarinet I-II-III
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bells
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I have called Rosalind in the Forest of Arden, derived from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a “Sylvan Serenade for Winds,” since rather than being based on any particular scene or action in the play, it is the feeling inspired by the thought of Rosalind, surely one of Shakespeare’s most engaging heroines in all of his work, reflecting on her life and new-found love, Orlando, on a quiet walk alone in this lovely setting, the Forest of Arden. In a dramatic representation of the play, this music would appropriately become a quiet entr’acte between scenes or acts, to give the audience a little breather in what is otherwise a crowded canvas of thought and action throughout.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Penn.) Wind Ensemble (Thomas Thompson, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • Tel-Aviv (Israel) University Wind Orchestra (Uri Reisner, Conductor) - 6 February 2017
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Wind Ensemble (Joseph Higgins, conductor) – 25 October 2016
  • University of Nebraska (Lincoln) Symphonic Band (Anthony Falcone, conductor) – 28 April 2016
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Dobbins, conductor) – 3 November 2015
  • Tainan (Taiwan) Alumni Band – 2 March 2012

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


None discovered thus far.