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Symphony III (Reed)

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


General Info

Year: 1988
Duration: c. 21:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


Movements

1. Pesante e molto sostenuto – 8:35
2. Variations on the Porazzi Theme of Wagner – 7:50
3. Allego Deciso – 6:30


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
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 Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

We are proud to publish Alfred Reed's Third Symphony. From the intensity of the opening meovement to the exquisite counterpoint of the finale, Dr. Reed draws the most from the resources of the contemporary concert band. Written for the U.S. Air Force Band, this powerful three-movement work is certain to be a lasting contribution to the world of band literature.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

  • Audio CD: Osaka (Japan) Municipal Symphonic Band (Alfred Reed, conductor)


State Ratings

  • Georgia: VI
  • Kansas: VI
  • Louisiana: V
  • Oklahoma: V-A
  • South Carolina: Masterworks
  • Virginia: VI


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

  • Reed, A. (1988). Symphony No. 3 [score]. Composers Editions: [United States].