Fourth Suite for Band composed by Alfred Reed (1921-2005). Concert band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR192). Grade 5. Extra full score. Composed 1994. Duration 11 minutes, 45 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-2508-01).
Subtitled "City of Music", this impressive 3 movement suite was commissioned by the City of Takasaki, Japan. The movements: Intrada, Aria, and March, all are written to challenge mature bands and this work displays why Alfred Reed's music is a favorite of upper level groups around the world. A major work by a major composer that has already been recorded and is available on a CD recording by the Kosei Wind Orchestra from Tokyo, Japan. World Class!
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.