March Madness

CICB,

Good job reading through the jazz pops concert music. It's going to be a fun one. We DO NOT have practice this week due to spring break. I wish you all a Happy Easter! That leaves us with only 4 vital rehearsals to prepare for both Bandwidth and the Pops. In the meantime, practice is important as is listening to good performances of our music. Here is some suggested listening:

Fanfare (for the new) was originally written for the Stan Kenton Band seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjRQsjkCh3Q Also check out some of the DCI recordings on youtube if time

Don Gillis wrote Symphony 51/2 for the NBC Orchestra conducted by Arturo Tosconini. Spiritual is the second movement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mt3Uknpx5U

At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral/ Several good versions of this on youtube, like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKIg2bSrS0U Canadian Brass is another good reference, this arrangement ironically by Don Gillis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZqsvncYMy4

Finnish composer and tubist Jukka Viitasaari, has several compositions published by Grand Mesa and TRN, studied with Paul Niemisto (St Olaf). His other most famous work is Arctic Samba (no, I’m not kidding) You can view his linkedin page at: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jukka-viitasaari/2a/b5a/ba2

The Symphonic Gershwin can be heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06BlzayhQLA or here: http://www.jwpepper.com/The-Symphonic-Gershwin/2145209.item#.VRcfglyCWns

Mambo. Here is the original clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kokbJvSEMUY Our version is from a marching band arrangement http://www.jwpepper.com/Mambo/2437465.item#.VRcf5VyCWns and there is always Dudamel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_sTOI6AVIA

I am looking for a volunteer to write a script to help take the audience through the jazz pops concert. And for someone to serve as emcee (could be the same person). Let me know if you are interested.

 

The "Evening of Jazz" Pops Concert Program is:

Fanfare for the New

Spiritual 

At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral

The Symphonic Gershwin

In The Mood

Mambo

A Portrait in Time to measure 69 only

Blues Brothers Revue

Let the Lightshine (brass please work on the solo section)

 

The program for BANDWIDTH is:

Parade of the Tall Ships

Spiritual

The Symphonic Gershwin  

Bugler’s Holiday

Sarahan Reggae

Alleluia Laudames Te