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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed

General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 4:25
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C. L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon (optional)
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
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tubular Bells



In parts:

  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone, m.32: 4th note should be E, not D.

Program Notes

A tribute to the four great faces carved in stone, this impressive Alfred Reed piece is an outstanding choice for any performance where a patriotic piece is appropriate.

Rushmore was commissioned by and is dedicated to the Rushmore Summer Music Camp, Paul F. Hedge and Lois J. Hedge, directors, on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary, 1980.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Georgia: IV
  • Tennessee: V


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Farquier Community Band (Warrenton, Va.) (Paul Hicks, conductor) - 22 May 2023
  • Bemidji (Minn.) Area Community Band (Ryan Webber, conductor) - 3 July 2022
  • United States Air Force Band (Washington, D.C.) (Don Schofield, conductor; Christina A. Muncey, narrator) - 3 July 2021
  • Concordia University (Seward, Neb.) Wind Ensemble (Andrew Schultz, conductor) – 22 October 2019
  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Symphony Band (John Cody Birdwell, conductor) - 14 October 2019
  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (St. Charles, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, Conductor) – 6 May 2018
  • Suncoast Concert Band (Sarasota, Fla.) (Robert Stoll, conductor) – 4 May 2017 (ACB 2017 Annual Convention (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.))
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (Mike Olson, conductor) - 2013

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