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Armenian Dances (Reed)

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


General Info

Year: 1972-1978
Duration: 31:50
Difficulty: VI

Movements I and II-IV are published and available separately in two different parts.


Movements

Armenian Dances, Part One:
1. The Apricot Tree - Partridge's Song - Hoy, My Nazan - Alagyaz - Go, Go – 11:25


Armenian Dances, Part Two:
2. Hov Arek – 5:10
3. Khoomar – 4:50
4. Lorva Horovel – 8:55


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (all div. a2)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone (optional, tacet Part II)
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp (tacet Part I)
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-tom, small
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone (w/ motor)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Armenian Dances, Parts I and II, constitute a four-movement suite for concert band or wind ensemble based on authentic Armenian folk songs from the collected works of Gomidas Vartabed (1869-1935), the founder of Armenian classical music.

- Program Note from score


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