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Fifth Suite for Band

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


Subtitle: International Dances


General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 13:05
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Company, through Hal Leonard Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $115.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Movements

1. Hoe Down (American) – 3:15
2. Sarabande (French) – 3:50
3. Yamabushi Kagura (Japanese) – 3:15
4. Hora (Romanian/Israeli) – 2:45


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling C Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
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 Trumpet I-II-III
B-flat Cornet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (div. a2)
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Tom-tom (deep)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

In Score:

  • Percussion II, Suspended Cymbal, Movement 1/m. 57: Add a "sfz" dynamic marking to the eighth note on beat 1
  • Percussion II, Wood Block, Movement 1/m. 67: Add a "mp" dynamic marking on the & of beat 1
  • Mallet Percussion, Vibraphone, Movement 4/m. 53: Add a staccato on the D on beat 1 (along with sffz marking)


In Parts:

  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, Movement 4/m. 3: Add a "ff" dynamic marking
  • Percussion I, Snare Drum and Bass Drum, Movement 4/m. 45-47: The crescendo should end before m. 47 (identical to m. 53-55)
  • Percussion II, Crash Cymbals, Movement 3/m. 78: Remove the accent on beat 1 of the measure (2nd note of tie)


In Score and Parts:

  • Bassoon I-II, Movement 4/m. 28: Add a staccato to the A on the & of beat 1
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 55: Add an accent to the half note A
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 87: Add an accent to the half note A
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 55: Add an accent to the half note A
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 87: Add an accent to the half note A
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone, Movement 4/m. 28: Add a staccato to the F-sharp on the & of beat 1
  • B-flat Trumpet III, Movement 4/m. 3: Add an accent to the quarter note E on beat 1
  • B-flat Cornet I-II, Movement 4/m. 3: Add an accent to the quarter note E on beat 1
  • Percussion II, Suspended Cymbal, Movement 1/m. 57: Add a staccato to the eighth note on beat 1 (along with sfz marking)
  • Percussion II, Wood Block, Movement 1/m. 64: Add hairpin crescendo starting on the & of beat 1 and stop before m. 65
  • Percussion II, Wood Block, Movement 1/m. 65: The "f" dynamic on beat 1 should be a "sfz"
  • Mallet Percussion, Bells, Movement 4/m. 81: Add an accent to the octave D's
  • Mallet Percussion, Xylophone, Movement 4/m. 86: The "f" dynamic marking should be a "mf"

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre


Program Notes

Fifth Suite for Band (International Dances) was commissioned by, and dedicated to, the Shimonoseki Wind Ensemble, Japan; Mr. Masafumi Izumi, President. The work was first performed by this organization on October 10th, 1995, under the composer's direction.

The four movements comprising the Fifth Suite for Band were each conceived in terms of national dances associated with one or more countries. The first movement is an American "Hoe Down", the second a French "Sarabande", the third a Japanese "Yamabushi Kagura", and the fourth a Romanian/Israeli "Hora". Together, this group represents a kind of cross section of international dances from all over the world, in tribute to the cross cultural currents sweeping across the face of the globe today, as the world becomes an ever-smaller habitat, and peoples of all societies come to know and interact with one another as never before. And in this vast sea of communication, what better tribute than the two most ancient of all such forms: music and the dance?

- Program Note by Alfred Reed


Media


State Ratings

  • New York: VI (Mvts. II, IV and one other)


Performances

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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)


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Resources

  • Reed, A. (1995). Fifth Suite for Band: International Dances [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.