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Jubilant Overture, A

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


General Info

Year: 1970
Duration: c. 5:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubles piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn (Opt.)
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 (Opt.)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bass Saxophone (Opt.)
Trumpet (in B-flat) I-II-III
Cornet (in B-flat) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Reflecting the joy of spring and the exuberance of youth, this work displays Alfred Reed’s remarkable ability to score fresh and absorbing material.

- Program Note by publisher


A Jubilant Overture was dedicated to Fred Baetge and the Sam Rayburn High School Band of Pasadena, Texas. Written in the spring of 1969, the work has no program or descriptive basis of any kind except, possibly, the natural ebullience of young spirits in springtime, the loveliest time of the year.

The music is cast in the traditional three-part overture form, beginning with the rousing Allegro con brio statement of three related themes in quick succession (from which the entire work is constructed). A broad, singing middle section (also derived from one of the opening themes) follows, and the music then returns to its original tempo and mood, plunging on to a brilliant coda in which the tonalities of D major and B flat major are juxtaposed and combined before a triumphal ending in the key of B flat major.

- Program Note by Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Arkansas: IV
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: V
  • Iowa: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • Kansas: IV
  • Louisiana: IV
  • Maryland: IV
  • Michigan: Senior High A
  • Minnesota: II
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: IV. Complete
  • Texas: IV. Complete
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwabe, conductor) – 8 March 2020
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Jonathan Caldwell, conductor) – 18 February 2020
  • Strongsville (Ohio) High School Band (Brian King, conductor) – 14 February 2020
  • Sacramento (Calif.) State University Concert Band (Matthew Morse, conductor) – 13 March 2019
  • Keller (Tx.) Middle School Wind Ensemble (Jedidiah Maus, conductor) - 20 December 2018 (2018 Midwest Clinic)
  • Austin (Texas) Symphonic Band (Bill Haehnel, conductor) - 19 February 2018
  • University of Missouri (Columbia) Wind Ensemble (Brian Silvey, conductor) – 10 January 2018
  • Danville (Calif.) Community Band (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 10 December 2017
  • University of Arizona (Tucson) Symphonic Band (Clifton Weston, conductor) – 26 April 2017
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 9 April 2017
  • Turlock (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Daniel Baudino, conductor) - 15 April 2016 (2016 San Joaquin Valley (Calif.) Concert Band Invitational)
  • Phoenix (N.Y.) Community Band (David Frateschi, conductor) – 9 November 2015
  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) - 1 May 2015
  • Allegheny College (Pa.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Timothy Foley, conductor) - 13 June 2014
  • Atascadero Community Band (Nathan Conrad, conductor) - 2 November 2013
  • Banda Municipal de Granada (Angel Lopez Careno, conductor) - 11 February 2012


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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