Divertimento for Flute and Band

From Wind Repertory Project
Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €135.00   |   Score Only (print) - €27.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


In parts and score:

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II, m.20: 2nd note should be G-natural, not G-sharp
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II-III, m.123: Add courtesy accidental for the second note B
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II, m.20: 2nd note should be D-natural, not D-sharp
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, m.13-14: Add crescendo to last 3 notes of bar 13, add diminuendo sign to beats 1-3 of bar 14
  • Horn in F I, m.98: Add courtesy natural for the first D

Program Notes

Commissioned by the Band of Blue Club, an alumni organization consisting of former members of the Middle Tennessee State University Band in honor of the long time director of this group, Joseph T. Smith. In this piece, the soloist has the opportunity to display virtually all aspects of contemporary flute performance: from the purely lyrical to the technically virtuoso level, all set off against the other colors of the modern wind orchestra.

Although Divertimento For Flute is in one movement it is comprised of a lyrical introduction followed by a scherzando with varying rhythms. Some of the melodic elements of the introduction appear in a slightly modified form at the end mingling with the thematic material of the scherzo, bringing the piece to a logical conclusion.

- Program Note from publisher


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  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A. (1998). Divertimento for Flute : For Flute and Band [score]. Molenaar: Wormerveer, Holland.