Hartford City Band, Inc. 2019 Schedule
April 28th – 2:30 pm
Schauer Arts Center
This years concert:
- Mount Healthy March – Henry Fillmore
Composed as a result of a bet, the composer had it published using a fictitious name, but there’s no hiding his distinctive and exceptional compositional skills.
- Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst
Written in 1905, this exceptional suite, based on English folk songs, is every bit as important and masterful as Gustav Holst’s “First Suite In Eb.” Together, these two works provide critically important cornerstones for any good band library.
- Suite from Mass – Leonard Bernstein
Using the monumental work to draw from, this suite focuses on a select number of movements, often using the brass quintet to represent the vocal lines found in the original. Striking and beautiful, it includes Alleluia, Sanctus, A Simple Song, Agnus Dei, Offertory and Almighty Father.
- A Tribute to Harold Arlen – James Kessler
Truly an American treasure, composer Harold Arlen is being saluted with a centennial celebration in 2005. This magnificent medley for symphonic band features some of his all-time favorite tunes, including: Come Rain or Come Shine; Get Happy; It’s Only a Paper Moon; Stormy Weather andThat Old Black Magic.
- Heroic Variations – Ludwig Van Beethoven
Make a grand musical statement with excerpts from one of Beethoven’s most famous works. Themes from the Eroica Symphony have been crafted into a concert-level work.
- The Symphonic Gershwin – George Gershwin
Mix one part world-class composer and one part super-skilled arranger and the result is a perfect medley of all-time Gershwin favorites. Our musician’s musician, Warren Barker, blends his tasteful takes on “An American in Paris,” “Cuban Overture,” and “Rhapsody in Blue”.
- Candide Suite – Leonard Berstein
Like much of Bernstein’s show music, the score of “Candide” is equally at home on the concert stage as the theater. Clare Grundman’s great arranging talent has once again produced a medley of Bernstein’s wonderful music. The medley includes: The Best of All Possible Worlds; Westphalia Chorale and Battle Music; Auto da Fe (What a Day); Glitter and Be Gay and Make Our Garden Grow.
- Hurrah Storm Galop – Keler-Bela/Grafulla
This tempestuous little piece became a favorite of many bands during the Civil War. Often compared to Von Suppe’s “Poet and Peasant” Overture, this piece is a tour de force on any concert program.
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