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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

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General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Company through Hal Leonard Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contra Bass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet(in Bb) I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone(Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Bells
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the Score -

    IMPERATRIX, A Concert Overture for Band, was commissioned by,
and is dedicated to, the G. P. Babb Junior High School Band of Forest Park, Georgia,

and its director, Donald E. Wilkes. The work was written early in 1972,
and the first performance took place on April 7th, 1972, when the Babb Junior High School
Symphonic Band appeared at a concert given for the Georgia Music Educators Association All-State

Junior High School Band and Orchestra Meeting, with Mr. Wilkes conducting.
    The music is in sectional form, opening with a broad introduction that states 

all of the thematic material from which the work will be built. This is followed by a

brilliant Allegro, commencing with a fanfare-like figure in the Brass and proceeding

through a hard-driving development in non-traditional harmonic structures that finally dies away 

as the third section begins. This contrasting episode is built up from a long, lyrical line sung

by all of the Flutes in unison over a rich, warm and quiet background in the Clarinets,
Baritones and Tuba. The closing Cadence of this section, like that of the first, leads
back to the Allegro once again, which this time drives on into the Coda where all of the

themes are restated in the brightest colors of the Band. The work ends with a joyous and triumphant conclusion

   IM-PER-A-TRIX An empress in ancient times.

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Additional Works for Winds by this Composer

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