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Siciliana Notturno

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


General Info

Year: 1977
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $6.95


Instrumentation

Full Score
Alto Saxophone Solo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp (synthesizer)
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This music was originally conceived as the second movement of a five-movement suite for four-part Cello Orchestra with Double Bass, titled Suite Concertante. Some years later, this suite was re-worked for full String Orchestra under the same title, and both versions were subsequently published. A setting for solo Alto Saxophone with Piano accompaniment, made at the suggestion of the American saxophone soloist, Fred Hemke, and edited by him, was the next published version of this music. An unpublished arrangement by the composer for solo Viola and Piano for the American violist, Pamela McConnell, became still another version in 1993. The present adaption for solo Alto Saxophone and Band was made for the Japanese saxophone virtuoso, Toshihisa Ogushi.

The music for all five versions has remained almost exactly the same, the only exception being a change of key for the viola version. This dreamy, gently undulating siciliana, with its haunting melodies has become one of the composer's most frequently performed works.


Program Note from the Printed Score


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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Additional 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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Additional Resources

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