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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed


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Subtitle: A Musical Masque After Shakespeare


General Info

Year:2003
Duration: c. 15:00
Difficulty: IV+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00   |   Score Only (print) - $25.00


Movements

1. Prelude: Illyria - 5:00
2. Viola and Orsino (If music be the food of love, play on!) - 4:45
3. The Merry Conspirators (Sir Toby, Sir Andrew and Maria) – 2:40
4. Malvolio’s Lament in “Prison” – 3:00
5. A Double Wedding and All’s Well! – 3:10


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Shakespeare's verse in this famous comedy, “If music be the food of love, play on...” sets the tone for this major work by master composer Alfred Reed. Approached as a masque (a form of play-with-music commonly used in Shakespeare's time), this suite for wind orchestra takes the form of five separate movements, each related to a place or persons from the story. • I. Prelude: Illyria • II. Viola and Orsino • III. The Merry Conspirators • IV. Malvolio's Lament in “Prison” • V. A Double Wedding, and All's Well!

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Reed, A. (2003). Twelfth Night : A Musical Masque After Shakespeare [score]. Edward B. Marks: [New York].