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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


Subtitle: A Concert Overture for Band


General Info

Year: 1968
Duration: c.3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
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 Cornet I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn or Alto in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Alfred Reed composed The Music-Makers for the Spencerport High School Wind Ensemble in 1967. The worked is based on Arthur O’Shaughnessy’s famous ODE:

We are the music-makers
We are the music-makers
And we are the dreamer of dreams,
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the World forever, it seems.
One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown:
And three with a new song’s measure
Can trample an empire down.

The Music-Makers is a joyous affirmation of the power of music to move the spirit of man to both dream and achieve the highest that life has to offer.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP II
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: IV-A
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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  • Texas A&M University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 1 March 2020
  • Valdosta (Ga.) State University Wind Ensemble (Joe Brashier, conductor) – 15 November 2018
  • St. Louis (Mo.) Wind Symphony (Thomas Poshak, conductor) - 30 September 2018
  • Grand Sousa Concert Band (Carlisle, Penn.) (James Colonna, conductor) - 5 August 2018
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 11 October 2017
  • Gildenbondsharmonie Boxtel olv Sander Teepen (Netherlands) – 2016


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

  • Reed, A. (1968). The Music-Makers : A Concert Overture for Band [score]. Frank Music Corp.: New York, N.Y.