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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. 13:00
Movements: Four
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Company through Hal Leonard Music
Cost: Score & Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo (Flute III)
Flute I-II
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
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

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


Errata

In Parts:

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


In Score:

  • Percussion 2, Suspended Cymbal, Movement 1/m. 57: Add a "sfz" dynamic marking to the eighth note on beat 1
  • Percussion 2, 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 Score and Parts:

  • Bassoon 1 & 2, Movement 4/m. 28: Add a staccato to the A on the & of beat 1
  • Tenor Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 55: Add an accent to the half note A
  • Tenor Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 87: Add an accent to the half note A
  • Baritone Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 55: Add an accent to the half note A
  • Baritone Saxophone, Movement 1/m. 87: Add an accent to the half note A
  • Baritone Saxophone, Movement 4/m. 28: Add a staccato to the F-sharp on the & of beat 1
  • Trumpet 3, Movement 4/m. 3: Add an accent to the quarter note E on beat 1
  • Cornets 1 & 2, Movement 4/m. 3: Add an accent to the quarter note E on beat 1
  • Percussion 2, Suspended Cymbal, Movement 1/m. 57: Add a staccato to the eighth note on beat 1 (along with sfz marking)
  • Percussion 2, Wood Block, Movement 1/m. 64: Add hairpin crescendo starting on the & of beat 1 and stop before m. 65
  • Percussion 2, 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"


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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • San Dieguito Academy (Encinitas, Calif.) Wind Ensemble I (Jeremy Wuertz, conductor) - 23 March 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 13 May 2018
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 13 April 2008


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

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