Author Topic: H. Owen Reed (1910- )  (Read 1356 times)

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snyprrr

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H. Owen Reed (1910- )
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:48:29 PM »
I thought I better get this one in before... well, he IS the second oldest Composer on the planet! :o Here's the skinny:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Owen_Reed

I ran across what must be his OneHitWonder, La Fiesta Mexicana, on a Marine Band cd, and thought it was one of the best renditions of Mexico yet, not at all obvious. I enjoy it much better than the Copland, or other, lesser works in the same vein. It's a Band staple; here's the opener:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G79475mxC_U

There's probably no interest beyonf this piece, but, in this day and age, a man's OneHitWonder should count for something, so, it's not for nothing that H. Owen Reed joins the GMG Family of Composers on this 29th of December, 2011.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011, 01:54:39 AM »
I;ve always enjoyed playing, hearing, and conducting that selection.  Mvt. 2 (Mass) is a pleasure to hear.

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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011, 07:26:45 AM »
I;ve always enjoyed playing, hearing, and conducting that selection.  Mvt. 2 (Mass) is a pleasure to hear.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmephCdRJ6E

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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 02:16:15 AM »
a superb example, snyprrr :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 06:57:01 AM »
Greatly enjoyed it too - thank's for posting.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).