Concertino for Marimba and Winds (Reed)

From Wind Repertory Project
Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 16:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $175.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


1. Nocturne – 7:40
2. Scherzetto – 2:50
3. Toccata – 4:40


Full Score
Solo Marimba (4.5 octaves)
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Dance Set (or Drumset)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone (4.0 octaves)


In Parts:

  • Solo Marimba, mvt. 1, m.7: "rit. e dim. al" marking should be on beat 1
  • Solo Marimba, mvt. 1, m.16, beat 1: Add a "p" dynamic marking
  • Solo Marimba, mvt. 1, m.66: "cresc." marking should be placed after "mp" dynamic on beat 1
  • Solo Marimba, mvt. 3, m.58: Should be F-natural, not F-sharp
  • String Bass, mvt. 2, m.51: 1st note should be D, not F
  • String Bass, mvt. 3, m.31,64,80,136: Add rehearsal numbers [31] [64] [80] [136]

In Piano Reduction:

  • Solo Marimba, mvt. 1, m.47: Third note should be A, not G

Program Notes

Written for famed Japanese marimba soloist Reiko Kono, this concerto-like work is accompanied by the full resources of the modern concert band. The movements are a romantic “Nocturne”, a gay, lilting “Scherzetto”, and a brilliant “Toccata” which is surprisingly set to a swing-boogie rhythmic background.

Concertino for Marimba and Winds was commissioned for and is dedicated to Reiko Kono with great warmth and affection.

- Program Note from publisher


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