Joined: 13 Feb 2006 Posts: 3874 Location: Casper, WY - The Gotham of the Prarie
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:11 am Post subject: Last Season and Next
Well, yesterday was our 2nd and last concert of the 2011 season. We played A Galop to End All Galops (yeah; I don't know why it's spelled that way either), a Gershwin medley arranged wonderfully by that guy ? who has done several, Instant Concert, Lawrence Milk Plays Guy Lumbago, & Pirates of the Caribbean.
The band played well, & at times sounded flat out fantastic. During Pirates, my friend and I looked at each other as the low brass was playing: wow factor times 2!
This was our light/pops fare. Where the previous concert was heavier with Dvorak, Giannini, & others my too old mind has already forgotten. A good year for all who played.
Doug Bull, our Music Director, is slating an all western concert for our 1st fall concert of the 2012 season. Man, it's going to be a gas!! Check out the repertoire:
And maybe portions of Grand Canyon Suite, or maybe some Copland would be too sweet. _________________ Richard Oliver
Bach C180L 239 25H
Bach 3's: 3, B, & C
Getzen Capri Cornet
Joined: 25 Mar 2003 Posts: 496 Location: Toluca, Mexico
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:26 am Post subject:
This is why it's spelled that way- In dance, the galop, named after the fastest running gait of a horse (see gallop), a shortened version of the original term galoppade, is a lively country dance, introduced in the late 1820s to Parisian society by the Duchesse de Berry and popular in Vienna, Berlin and London
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:07 am Post subject: Too cool!
Your western concert fare for next season is great! My Mrs and I just watched The Magnificent Seven together a couple nights ago. Since then the Elmer Bernstein theme has been on her mind. Yesterday we fiddled around on the internet and found a mid-60s Marlboro commercial featuring the theme. it seems we are plenty old enough to remember...
Jim _________________ Bb Trumpets: 2000 Bach Stradivarius 180S37, 1972 Getzen Eterna Severinsen
Bb Cornet: 2008 Blessing XL-CR Shepherd's Crook
Flugelhorn: 1990 Blessing Artist
Joined: 10 Dec 2002 Posts: 2046 Location: Atlanta GA
Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 11:16 am Post subject:
Super. Glad you're having fun and in a strong group.
Surprised you all don't do something patriotic for the 4th of July. Is it too difficult to get everyone together to rehearse mid-summer? _________________ Getzen 700 Eterna
ancient American Artist student model
Conn alto horn
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