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Chorale Prelude in E Minor

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

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General Info

Year: 1953 / 1996
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: Charles H. Hanson through Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $95.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.95   |   Condensed Score (print) - $4.95


Full Score
Condensed Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III (All div. a2)
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III (III div. a2)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In this piece, Reed uses one of the ancient chorale melodies, a tune that has been used by many other composers during the 300 years of its existence (including two settings by J.S. Bach.)

- Program Note from publisher

Based on the old chorale Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn, twice used by Bach in his 371 Four-Part Chorales, but antedating him by at least 100 years.

- Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

  • Arkansas: III
  • Florida: III
  • Tennessee: III
  • Virginia: III


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Reed, A. [1966]. Chorale prelude in E minor. [Based on old chorale melodies]. Southern Music: New York.