Concertino for Marimba and Winds composed by Alfred Reed (1921-2005). Concert band. Solo. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR319). Solo. Grade 4. Score and set of parts. Composed 1993. Duration 16 minutes, 12 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-2507-00).
Written for famed Japanese marimba soloist, Reiko Kono. This concerto-like work is accompanied by the full resources of the modern concert band. The movements are a romantic "Nocturne", a gay, lilting "Scherzetto", and a brilliant "Toccata" which is surprisingly set to a swing-boogie rhythmic background.
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.