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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubles piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (Opt.)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Cornet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tubular Bells


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A tribute to the four great faces carved in stone, this impressive Alfred Reed piece is an outstanding choice for any performance where a patriotic piece is appropriate.

Rushmore was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Rushmore Summer Music Camp, Paul F. Hedge and Lois J. Hedge, directors, on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary, 1980.

- Program Note from publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Georgia: IV
  • Tennessee: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 22 October 2019
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Symphony Band (John Cody Birdwell, conductor) - 14 October 2019
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (St. Charles, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, Conductor) – 6 May 2018
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (Mike Olson, conductor) - 2013

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)

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