Friday, January 20, 2017

WOW addendum: My programming

In this week's discussion of transcriptions, I believe that I made known my feelings on the subject. What was left out, however, was any sample of the type of concert program I would offer. Here's a couple:

QUAD CITY WIND ENSEMBLE
Brian L. Hughes, Music Director and Conductor
Sunday, October 26, 2014     3:00 p.m., St. Ambrose University

Oh the Places We’ll Go!

Via Appia

Star-Spangled Banner     John Stafford Smith, arr. Jack Stamp

Smetana Fanfare     Karel Husa
           
Slavonic Rhapsody, No. 1, Op. 104     Carl Friedemann, arr. Mayhew Lake

Rose Variations     Robert Russell Bennett 
Kurt Dupois, "The President's Own" U.S.M.C. Band, soloist

(Encore:  Leroy Anderson: Trumpeter’s Lullaby)

Azcárraga, Pasodoble Fallero     Richard Scott Cohen
Charles B. DCamp, Conductor Emeritus

INTERMISSION

Toccata Marziale     Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Hornet’s Nest     Ralph Hultgren

The Pines of the Appian Way from Pines of Rome     Ottorino Respighi, arr. Leidzen
           
(Encore: Meredith Willson/Iwai: 76 Trombones)

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QUAD CITY WIND ENSEMBLE
Brian L. Hughes, Music Director and Conductor
Saturday, May 13, 2017     7:30 p.m., St. Ambrose University

Heroic Measures



Star-Spangled Banner     John Stafford Smith, arr. Jack Stamp

Spitfire Prelude and Fugue     William Walton, arr. Noble

A Movement for Rosa     Mark Camphouse

“Siegfried’s Funeral Music,” from Götterdämmerung     Richard Wagner, arr. Whear 

INTERMISSION

“Parade of the Charioteers,” from Ben-Hur     Miklos Rosza, arr. Hawkins

A Hymn for the Lost and the Living     Eric Ewazen

Student soloist: TBA

David     Stephen Melillo

It's looking like I'm split somewhere down the middle. That's probably not a bad place to be.

See you Monday. Hoping something WOW's me by then!

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