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Two Bagatelles

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed (adapt. Andy Clark)

General Info

Year: 1983 / 1997 / 2010
Duration: c. 5:05
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Trombone quartet
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Treble Part
  • High B-flat Part
  • High E-flat Part

Part 2

  • C Treble Part
  • High B-flat Part
  • High E-flat Part
  • Horn in F Part

Part 3

  • Low B-flat Part
  • Low E-flat Part
  • Bass Clef Part
  • Horn in F Part
  • Viola Part

Part 4

  • Low B-flat Part
  • Low E-flat Part
  • Bass Clef Part
  • Bass Part
  • Tuba Part

Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Toms


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Alfred Reed’s Two Bagatelles was first published as a trombone quartet, then enlarged to a brass choir and finally to a full concert band setting. Andy Clark has taken it back to its beginnings and adapted it for students in very small bands.

A brilliant work in two contrasting sections to be performed without pause. The first section entitled “Cantando” is a flowing, lyrical theme that winds its way throughout the ensemble with a full rich sonority. The “Scherzando” is a bold and exciting movement guaranteed to bring your performance to a dramatic conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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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)

All Wind Works


  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A.; Clark, A. (2010). Two Bagatelles [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.