Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Program
Humboldt Bay Brass Band
with brief notes by director Gilbert Cline

 Light Cavalry Overture by  F. von Suppe

 Classic that references veterans of collective ancestry.

The Golden Hinde (tone poem) by Drake Rimmer

In music, describes voyages of Sir Francis Drake. A golden hinde is a doe. "The Golden Hind or Hinde was an English galleon best known for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580, captained by Sir Francis Drake. She was originally known as the Pelican, but was renamed by Drake mid-voyage in 1578.

The Dam Busters by Eric Coates

Music from the 1955 movie of the same name, about a British air operation in World War II. Begins with the sound of four-engine heavy bombers. Ends with the addition of pipe organ.

Colonel Bogey by Kenneth Alford

Used in the 1957 British World War II movie, Bridge on the River Kwai. Be prepared to whistle along!

Take Five by Dave Brubeck

The classic cool jazz tune, written by a great Californian, joining world dance music with jazz. Complete on this concert with jazz solos.

A L’Etendard by  F. Buhle / Bugler’s Dream by Leo Arnaud

The themes heard on ABC sports from the 1960s but here with the complete first suite. Based on the 1830s cavalry signal trumpet theme by Buhle.

 Heroes and Warriors by Rodney Newton

Exciting single movement work featuring timpani, and mini-fugues.

Requiem and Prayer by Anton Bruckner

Beautiful; calm; vocal in nature; reflective.

Old Comrades by William Rimmer

A “quick step” march, tempo 140 beats per minute!

Bugler’s Holiday by Leroy Anderson

The famous 1950s American hit, here featuring four cornet soloists!

The Humboldt Bay Brass Band:

E-flat Soprano Cornet: Chris Cox; B-flat Cornets: Fréderic Bélanger, Ryan Brown, Tom Cover, McKenna Smith, Sean Gill, Victoria Sacramento, John Ferriera, Leon Hamilton, & Molly Harvis; Flügelhorn: Gary Ross; Tenor Horns: Matt Morgan, Anwyn Halliday, & Spencer Hitzeroth; Baritone Horns: Toshi Noguchi & William Zoller; Trombones: George Epperson, Matthew Brown, & Corey Tamondong; Euphoniums: Phil Sams & Joshua Perkins; Basses (tubas): Jerry Carter, Ryan Egan, Matt Farquar-Leicester, Wilson Bowles, and Joyce Carter. Percussion: Grace Kerr, Nev Mattinson, & Dylan Williams, & Molly Newkirk; Organ: Joe Welnick.

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