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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


This work is the first movement of the composer's Concerto for Trumpet and Winds.


General Info

Year: 1995 / 1997
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €106.91   |   Score Only (print) - €19.06


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo B-flat Trumpet
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
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (I doubling B-flat Soprano Saxophone)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div. a2)
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Contemporary trumpet playing today throughout the world embraces a wide variety of styles and techniques consistent with the music it must perform. This situation has brought forth a new generation of trumpet artists whose training and experience with these different approaches to musical performance has resulted in a virtual revolution in performance, stretching across a wide range of musical styles undreamed of only a relatively short time ago.

This music was commissioned for one of these new generation trumpeters, the brilliant young Taiwanese musician, Yeh Shu-Han, first chair of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, recording artist with his own small brass group, and soloist of commanding stature in international brass performance.

This movement is cast in a typical neo-classical mode, calling the soloist to perform on the trumpet.

The Concerto for Trumpet and Winds was first performed in a triple premiere in Taichung, Taipei, and Hong Kong on April 5th, 6th and 12th, 1996, with Yeh Shu-Han as soloist and the composer conducting the China Youth Corps Band in the first two, and the Wind Orchestra of the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in the third.

- Program Note from publisher


Commissioned by the Council for Cultural Planning and Development, Executive Yuan, Taiwan, R.O.C., and dedicated to Yeh Shu-Han in warm friendship and admiration

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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)


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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A. (1997). Concerto for Trumpet and Winds: For Trumpet and Band [score]. Molenaar Edition: Wormerveer, Netherlands.