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Fourth Suite for Band

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


Subtitle: City of Music


General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 11:45
Difficulty: IV-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $160.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Movements

1. Intrada
2. Aria
3. March


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
Contrabassoon (optional)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
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
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


Brass Choir (optional)

  • B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
  • Trombone I-II-III


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Subtitled City of Music, this impressive three-movement suite was commissioned by the City of Takasaki, Japan. The movements: Intrada, Aria, and March, all are written to challenge mature bands and this work displays why Alfred Reed’s music is a favorite of upper level groups around the world.

Fourth Suite for Band was commissioned by the City of Tahasaki, Japan, for its annual Festival of the Arts, and is dedicated to the Karasugawa Wind Orchestra, Kenichi Kodama, conductor.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A. (1993). Fourth Suite: (City of Music) [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa