Following a year of studying Mexican folk music, Reed created this work which is subtitled A Mexican Folk Song Symphony for Concert Band. Set in three contrasting movements, the entire work musically portrays a religious festival. The variety of textures is evident from the beginning of the first movement entitled "Prelude and Aztec Dance." The second movement, "Mass," is more somber and reflective. "Carnival," the last movement, is joyous and invigorating. A hearty time-honored work.