H. OWEN REED
b-Odessa, Mo Lafayette County
17 June 1910
Reed link resources...
Composers Bureau Bio
H. Owen Reed: Works/Publishers
Ballerback Publishers Interview
H. Owen Reed, Music
Michigan State University
Brent Wetters page, MSU
MSU Music Notes
"As a J.R.R.Tolkien LORD OF THE RINGS fan, I chose to write a work
this epic, a commission for Peter Loel Boonshaft and the Connecticut
Youth Wind Ensemble, The Awakening of the Ents, featuring Treebeard (or
Fangorn in Sindarin) in the “March of the Ents." This march shows a
jazz influence while featuring the percussion section and singing (in
language of Rohan) by men's voices."
The Awakening of the Ents, premiered in Hartford, CN June 9, 1985, by
Loel Boonshaft and the Connecticut Valley Youth Wind Ensemble, was
revised and published by Ludwig Music in 1987. It was performed the
by Harvey G. Bernstein with the Ohio State University Symphonic Band
later, 1992, at Ball State University with Joseph Scagnoli conducting.
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