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Music for Hamlet

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


Subtitle: A Suite for Symphonic Band


General Info

Year: 1973 / 2018
Duration: c. 16:45
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Theodore Presser
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $195.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Movements

1. Prologue: Elsinore and the Court of Claudius - 6:05
2. Hamlet and Ophelia- 5:20
3.. Entrance of the Players- 2:05
4. Epilogue: The Death of Hamlet – 7:15


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn (optional)
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
E-flat 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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the Tri-State Festival of Music, Dickinson, North Dakota, jointly supported by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment of the Arts, Washington, D.C.

- Program Note from score


Extensive additional notes found in score.


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Arkansas: V
  • Tennessee: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Reed, A. [1973]. Music for Hamlet: A Suite for Symphonic Band [score]. T. Presser: Bryn Mawr, Penn.