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For the New Zealand writer and publisher, see. For the American folk, country, and old-time musician, see. Alfred Reed Background information Born ( 1921-01-25)January 25, 1921 New York City, New York Died September 17, 2005 (2005-09-17) (aged 84) Genres Classical Occupation(s) Composer Alfred Reed (January 25, 1921 – September 17, 2005) was an American neoclassical composer, with more than two hundred published works for,,, and to his name. He also traveled extensively as a guest conductor, performing in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Contents • • • • • • • Life [ ] Reed was born in and began his formal music training at the age of ten. During, he served in the 529th Army Air Force Band. Following his military service, he attended the, studying under, after which he was staff composer and arranger first for, then for.
In 1953, he became the conductor of the Baylor Symphony Orchestra at, where he received his B.M. In 1955 and his M.M. His master's thesis, Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra, was awarded the in 1959.
He was a member of the Beta Tau Chapter of, the national fraternity for men in music. From 1955 to 1966, he was the executive editor of, a music publisher. He was professor of music at the where he worked with composer from 1966 until the latter's death in 1976. Williams' office was across the hall from Reed's office in the UM School of Music, and Reed was chairman of the department of Music Media and Industry and director of the Music Industry Program at the time of his retirement. He established the very first college-level music business curriculum at the University of Miami in 1966, which led other colleges and universities to follow suit. At the time of his death, he had composition commissions that would have taken him to the age of 115. Many of Reed's wind band compositions have been released as CD recordings by the.
Works and arrangements [ ]. Works for concert band Works for concert band [ ] The concert band is by far the most common medium in Reed's body of work. • 1944 • Carol of the Little Russian Children • Antiphonal Chant • Village Song • Cathedral Chorus • 1955 Lumberjack Overture • 1956 Ballade for Solo Eb Alto Saxophone & Band • 1958 Might and Majesty, a Biblical Suite • 1959 Music Man • The Wells Fargo Wagon • Till There Was You • Seventy-Six Trombones • 1962 A Festival Prelude • 1962 A Sacred Suite • 1962 rev. 1986 Greensleeves Fantasy for Concert Band • 1963 A Festive Overture • 1966 Rahoon for Solo Clarinet and Band • 1967 The Music-Makers • 1967 Passacaglia • 1968 Intrada Drammatica • 1968 Wapawekka - White Sands • 1970 A Jubilant Overture • 1970 The Pledge of Allegiance for Concert Band • 1971 A Ceremonial Fanfare • 1972 A Northern Legend • 1972 Part 1, inspired by a collection of Folk Songs collected by (1869–1935) • Tzirani Tzar - The Apricot Tree • Gakavi Yerk - The Partridge's Song • Hoy, Nazan Eem - Hoy, My Nazan • Alagyaz • Gna, Gna - Go, Go! • 1972 Imperatrix • 1972 In Memoriam, an Elegy for the Fallen • 1973 Punchinello, Overture • 1973 Alleluia!
Laudamus Te • 1976 First Suite for Band • March • Melody • Rag • Gallop • 1977 Armenian Dances Part 2 • Hov Arek • Khoomar • Lorva Horovel • 1977 Othello A Symphonic Portrait for Symphonic Band in Five Scenes (after ) • Prelude (Venice) - The tyrant custom hath made the flinty and steel couch of war my thrice-driven bed. • Aubade (Cyprus) - Good Morning, General • Othello and Desdemona - She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them. • Entrance of the Court - Behold, the Lion of Venice! • The Death of Desdemona; Epilogue - I kissed thee ere I killed thee: no way but this. • 1978 Prelude and Capriccio • 1978 Second Suite for Band (Latino Mexicana) • Son Montuno • Tango ('Sargasso Serenade') • Guaracha • Paso Double ('A la Corrida!' ) • 1979 Second Symphony for Band • Lento (ma ritmico) • Allegro con fuoco • Molto moderato e sostenuto • 1980 A Christmas Intrada - Commissioned by the Band; Premiered October 1981 by at the 20th Annual Contest of Champions at Middle Tennessee State University. • 1981 Acalarado for Marching Band • 1981, A Concert Overture • 1981 Rushmore • 1982 Queenston Overture • 1982 The Garden of Proserpine Symphonic Pastorale • 1982 Viva Musica • 1983 Three Revelations from the Lotus Sutra • To Awaken in the Light of the Universe • To Contemplate the Depths of the Soul • To Rejoice in the Beauty of Peace • 1984 Pro Texana Concert-March • 1985 • 1985 Ramparts of Courage • 1986 Second Century • 1988 Praise Jerusalem!