By Douglas M. Jordan
This reference advisor to the existence and paintings of the prolific American wind band composer, Alfred Reed, contains a short biography by means of specific bibliography and discography sections. The biography lines Reed's lifestyles and people reports that helped to form his tune and philosophies. cognizance is given to Reed's reputation with and affects upon bands in the course of the international and particularly in Japan. an entire directory of Reed's greater than 250 works and premiers are categorised by means of style. The large discography part cites greater than four hundred recordings, and the bibliography part comprises the various writings via and approximately Reed.This specific reference will attract tune students and band administrators with an curiosity in Alfred Reed and in wind band song. As an invaluable examine device, every one element of the quantity is cross-referenced. also, appendices record Reed's compositions, one alphabetically and the opposite chronologically.
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Not only was he accepting his first job and leaving the security of academia, he was also beginning to realize success as a composer. Because of the positive reaction t h a t Russian Christmas Music received at his performance and his personal admiration of the piece, Harwood Simmons, who conducted the premiere performance of the second version of the work, wrote a number of band conductors across the United States in order to alert them of this fresh, new work for wind band. Relating his efforts in a letter to Reed, Simmons wrote: I sent the score and parts to Professor Walter Beeler and had a most enthusiastic reply from him.
While at Juilliard, Reed took his first-ever piano lessons. He studied with Jewel Krivin and Selma Rubinstein simultaneously. Within the year he had practiced enough to pass his required proficiency by playing Beethoven's Sonata, Op. 49 No. 2. He imposed limits on his practice time because he felt any time away from composing was time not spent wisely. Although Reed was a trumpet player he did not take lessons on trumpet, nor play in any wind or orchestral ensembles. Reed had his first conducting experience while at Juilliard.
Fundamentally, I was a writer and a composer of original music and an arranger of other people's music. After a while, I took over most of the production details and oversaw complete publications from the original manuscript to the 5000 printed copies coming from the printer. 5 4 While he was with Hansen, Reed developed a love for traveling and presenting clinics. As part of his promotional duties, Reed would travel the country to conduct primarily his own music and sometimes other composers' music included in Hansen's catalog.
Alfred Reed: A Bio-Bibliography (Bio-Bibliographies in Music) by Douglas M. Jordan