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H. OWEN REED

American Composer
Music Educator

b-Odessa, Mo Lafayette County
17 June 1910

Reed link resources...

Composers Bureau Bio

H. Owen Reed: Works/Publishers
Books authored

Ballerback Publishers Interview

H. Owen Reed, Music

Michigan State University

ConcertBand.com

Brent Wetters page, MSU

MSU Music Notes

Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony

MSU Notibles

Reed at SHEETMUSIC +

Read Reed, Scoring for Percussion

About La Fiesta Mexicana

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CD available
Including Reeds' La Fiesta Mexicana...
La Fiesta Mexicana for wind ensemble, harp & percussion, Nos 1-03 (complete)
Composed by Herbert Owen Reed
with Eastman Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Frederick Fennell


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Also available on this CD
Reed's La Fiesta Mexicana for band.
La Fiesta Mexicana for wind ensemble, harp & percussion, Nos 1-03 (complete)
Composed by Herbert Owen Reed
Performed by Cincinnati Wind Symphony


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...and La Fiesta Mexicana is also
available on this CD.
La Fiesta Mexicana for wind ensemble, harp & percussion, Nos 1-03 (complete)
Composed by Herbert Owen Reed
with Dallas Wind Symphony
Conducted by Howard Dunn

And others you may enjoy...


Marching Bands On CD...


Marching Band BOOKS...


Compositions List... many on recordings

    1. THE AWAKENING OF THE ENTS (1985)
      For Band. For winds and percussion. Read Reed's notes .

    2. BUTTERFLY GIRL AND MIRAGE BOY
      Chamber dance opera on an indian spirit legend. (1980). By Hartley Alexander, libretto by Forrest W. Coggan. Foir soprano, contralto, electric piano, three percussion, three dancers and alto flute.

    3. CHE-BA-KUN-AH (1959)
      Road of SoulsFor band and for winds and string quartet. Choreographed.
      Lawrence University CD

    4. CHRISTMAS EVE (1954)
      with John Kidd for voice and piano.
      For Big Band, Orchestral strings and two vocalists. Lima Symphony Orchestra, Paul Stanbery, conducting. On CD "HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA" DEC. 2, 2001, Soundwaves Recording, 4708 Surfside Dr., Huron, Ohio 44639

    5. CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND ORCHESTRA
      (1949)
      Michigan State University Symphony Orchestra, composer conducting with Louis Potter, cellist. Dorian Records LP-1009.

    6. DUSK (1947)
      For low voice and pianio. Lyrics by Tom Boggs.

    7. EARTH TRAPPED
      Chamber dance opera (1960)
      East Lansing, 24 FEB 1962.
      An Indian spirit leged on a story by Hartley Alexander. Chamber dance opera for contralto, 15 instruments and two dancers.

    8. EL SON DE LA NEGRA (1975)
      For piano.

    9. EL TORO MARCH and AZTEC DANCE from LA FIESTA MEXICANA Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell, conducting. Mercury Records, No. 706678 (78rpm) and Mercury Records,No. 706778x (45 rpm).

    10. EL MUCHACHO (1962) For piano.
      (1965) For handbells and percussion.

      On album Soņa Libra by Cal Tjader, arranged and performed by Clare Fischer. Fantasy FSY 33 (S) 9533.

    11. EVANGELINE (1938)
      Symphonic Poem. Rochester NY. 30 MAR 1938.

    12. FANFARE FOR REMEMBRANCE (1986)
      For six trumpets, flugelhorn, percussionist and narator.

    13. FOR THE UNFORTUNATE (1971)
      For Concert Band and chorus.
      Michigan State University Symphonic Band, Kenneth C. Bloomquist, conducting. Mark Records MC 1158, stereo.

      FOR THE UNFORTUNATE (1971) For Concert Band
      Westlake High School Band, Lee Boyd Montgomery, conducting. Austin, Texas, Crest Records MID-75-9, (1975).

      FOR THE UNFORTUNATE
      Wind Symphony, John L. Whitwell, conducting. (Dr. Jonathan Reed, choir),Michigan State University Recording Services (1999) Compact Disk

    14. THE HEART OF THE MORN (1987)
      Also known as Michigan Morn. For band or band and voices from Reed's opera Peter Homans Dream and the suite The Touch of the Earth.

    15. LA FIESTA MEXICANA For Band (1949) also for orchestra (1964 & 1968) (1986) arr: for marching band by Jim Prime and Fred Magro
      Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Frederick Fennell, conducting. Mercury Records, MG-40011, (1954)

      Read Reed's notes.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      U. S. Air Force Band, Col. George Howard, conducting. US Air Force Band, Washington, D. C.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      Eastman Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, conducting. Decca Records, Stereo DL 710157, (1969)

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      University of Illinois Concert Band, Harry Begian,conducting. University of Illinois Recording, No. 69, (1974).

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      University of Illinois Concert Band, Mark Hindsley, conducting. University of Illinois Recording, No. 22, No. 36, (1964).

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, conducting. Westminster MCA 1409, (1980).

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      Michigan State University Symphonic Band, Kenneth C. Bloomquist, conducting. Audio Tape Productions, ATP 1257 stereo,

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA, THE BRILLIANCE OF ALFORD, WAGNER AND REED LIVE,
      The Troy State University Concert Band, William D. Revelli, conducting. Concert Band Recordings, Inc., Vol. 2.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      The Concordia College Band, Russell Pesola, conducting. Mark Custom Recording, MC 5268B stereo.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, conducting. Crest Records, CBDNA-77-4.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      The Jackson (Michigan) Symphony Orchestra, Jerry Bilik, conducting. Audio Arts Records, 670111.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      The Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Frederick Fennell, conducting. Compact Disc KOCD-2814 (Dist: Elf Enterprises, Inc., Cleveland, OH).

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      The Dallas Wind Symphony, Howard Dunn, conducting. 1991 Reference Recordings, Box 77225X, San Francisco, CA 94107. CD RR38, LP RR38.

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      Alumni Concert Band, John L. Whitwell, conducting. Michigan State University Recording Services, (1999) Compact Disk

      LA FIESTA MEXICANA
      Eastman Wind Ensemble, Donald Hunsberger, conducting Mercury CD 289 4629602

    16. LIVING SOLID FACE
      Chamber Dance Opera (1974)
      Brookings, SD. 28 NOV 1976
      On a story by Hartley Alexander. Libretto by Forrest W. Coggan. For chamber orchestra, narrator, two small men's choirs, two solo dancers and dance chorus.

    17. LORD GOD OF SEA (1963)
      A hymn from A Tabernacle for the Sun for mixed chorus. Text by Merrick F. McCarthy, M. D.

    18. THE MASK OF THE RED DEATH (1936)
      Ballet Pantomine after Poe.

    19. MICHIGAN DREAM (1955)
      Known also as Peter Homans Dream revied in 1959. Book and libretto by John Jennings.

    20. MICHIGAN MORN (1955)
      For voice and piano. Taken from the opera PETER HOMANS DREAM, and THE OX DRIVING SONG. For Band, Michigan State University State Singers and the MSU Symphony Orchestra, composer conducting. Continuing Education Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

    21. MISSOURI SHINDIG (1951)
      Alumni Concert Band, David L. Catron, conducting. Michigan State University Recording Services (1999) Compact Disk

    22. MOUNTAIN MEDITATION (1948)
      For low voice and piano, lyrics by Marion Cuthbertson.

    23. NOCTURNE (1953)
      For piano.

    24. OF LOTHLORIEN (1987)
      For winds and percussion.
      Grand Ledge High School Symphonic Winds, Michael Kaufman, conducting. Les's Recording Service, cassette No. CN 1209, (1988), LP & CD. Read Reed's notes.

    25. OVERTURE (1940)

    26. OVERTURE FOR STRINGS (1961)
      AF of M. Congress of Strings, Thor Johnson, conducting. American Federation of Musicians Recording, (1962)

    27. THE OX DRIVING SONG (1955)
      For voice.

    28. THE PASSING OF JOHN BLACKFEATHER (1945)
      For low voice and piano. Lyrics by Merrick F. McCarthy, M.D.

    29. PETER HOMAN'S DREAM (1955)
      East Landing MI 13 MAY 1955
      Arranged as a musical (1971)

    30. PIANO SONATA (1934)

    31. PROUD CHIFTAINS and OKEMOS FIGHT SONG (1958)
      Choral work.

    32. A PSALM OF PRAISE (1939)
      For a cappella choir.

      A PSALM OF PRAISE
      For soprano, 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon and horn.

    33. REJOICE! REJOICE! (1977)
      For chorus, taped chorus, soloist, vibe or bells and double bass.

    34. RENASCENCE (1959) For Band

    35. RIPLEY FERRY (1958)
      For women's voices and wind septet. Text by Merrick F. McCarthy, M.D.

    36. SCHERZO for Clarinet and Piano (1947)

    37. SPIRITUAL FOR BAND (1947)
      National Music Camp Band, Interlochen, MI. , George Wilson, conducting

      SPIRITUAL FOR BAND (1947)
      Alumni Concert Band, John L. Whitwell, conducting. Michigan State University Recording Services (1999) Compact Disk

    38. STRING QUARTET (1937)

    39. SYMPHONIC DANCE (1942) Orchetral
      (1954)
      For piano and woodwind quintet.

    40. SYMPHONY No. 1 (1939)
      Rochester, NY. 27 APR 1939.

    41. A TABERNACLE FOR THE SUN
      Oratorio. (1963)
      For lyrical chorus of mixed voices, a speaking chorus of men's voices, contralto and orchestra. Libretto by Merrick F. McCarthy, M. D.

    42. THE TOUCH OF THE EARTH (1971)
      For Concert Band, chorus and soloist.
      Music of H. Owen Reed, Michigan State University Wind and Vocal groups, Stanley E. DeRusha, Charles Smith, Paul Schultz, conducting. Album includes: THE TOUCH OF THE EARTH, RENASCENCE, MISSOURI SHINDIG, and UT RE MI. Mark Records MC 23566, (1981).

    43. THEME AND VARIATIONS (1954)
      From the Beethoven String Quartet in A, op 18, No. 5.

    44. THE TURNING MIND (1968)

    45. THREE NATIONALITIES (1947)
      For Piano.

    46. TWO TONGUE TWISTERS (1950)
      For mixed voices

    47. UT RE MI
      For orchestra and Men's chorus (1979). Also for Band and Men's chorus (1980). A variation on the hymn to St. John the baptist. Ut queant laxis for orchestra and taped or live men's voices.

    48. WONDROUS LOVE (1948)
      For tenor and woodwind quintet.

      CD Compilation.
      THE MUSIC OF H. OWEN REED
      (Symphony No. 1, La Fiesta Mexicana, A Tabernacle for the Sun, Overture, Michigan Morn), The Great Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra (Paul Stanbery), The Fairfield High School Wind Ensemble (David Birchfield),The Fairfield Choir (Dan Prior). Tri-State Productions (2001)

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