By Douglas M. Jordan
This reference advisor to the lifestyles and paintings of the prolific American wind band composer, Alfred Reed, features a short biography via specific bibliography and discography sections. The biography lines Reed's existence and people reviews that helped to form his song and philosophies. realization is given to Reed's reputation with and affects upon bands during the global and particularly in Japan. a whole directory of Reed's greater than 250 works and premiers are categorised by means of style. The broad discography part cites greater than four hundred recordings, and the bibliography part contains the various writings via and approximately Reed.This precise reference will attract song students and band administrators with an curiosity in Alfred Reed and in wind band track. As an invaluable examine device, every one element of the quantity is cross-referenced. also, appendices checklist Reed's compositions, one alphabetically and the opposite chronologically.
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Mamorsky contacted three schools of music in the New York City area, the Juilliard, M a n h a t t a n , and Mannes Schools of Music, to announced t h a t he was looking for an assistant. Because he lived in Mamaroneck, New York, Mamorsky would only come into New York City a few days each week to work on the radio show so anyone interested in applying for the position was to come to his office on one of the days t h a t he was in the city. Reed was aware t h a t the position was available, but was unable to apply for the job because he was serving jury duty.
He suggested to Charles Hansen t h a t Reed would be a good candidate for the position because he knew of his ability to compose and arrange music for wind instruments, based on his experience with Russian Christmas Music. Beeler's recommendation resulted in Reed receiving a letter from Bernard Kalban t h a t would alter the course of his life. Kalban contacted Reed on behalf of the Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation to solicit his services as a writer of wind music for younger players. " 48 Reed met and had lunch with Kalban, and * The most memorable part of the show, for Reed, was when Ethel Merman and Mary Martin sang a medley of 50 tunes, one representing each year the company had been in existence.
When he went to work at the Hansen Corporation, Reed admittedly was "ignorant" about the intricacies of publishing. He took every bit of knowledge he could acquire about publishing and allowed it to shape his Biography 33 philosophy, one he developed over a period of 40 years and h a s undoubtedly been tested and reevaluated many times. One could say t h a t his entire philosophy about publishing is based on one word, performance. "The reason a publisher invests thousands of dollars in a piece is not just to give the lucky writer an ego trip in seeing his name in print.