Various 'B' musical program for Brazil Concert Band Sunday

Friday, July 6, 2012

BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "The Bird, Buccaneers and Beethoven" at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 8 in Forest Park, Brazil.

The "bird" is recent ISU School of Music graduate Janelle R. Huber performing "Bird of the Forest" on the piccolo from her senior recital last spring.

This intriguing work by Albert Franz Doppler includes a quartet of French horns, Nathan Rainey, Dr. Kelley Hall, Yurie Uto and Dr. Terry Dean, as the hunters in pursuit of the coveted "bird."

The "buccaneers" are those nutty "Pirates of the Caribbean" in a delightful Disney medley by Badelt-Ricketts brought back by popular demand.

"Beethoven" is heard in Skornicka's classic band transcription "Eroica" from the BCB's archival collection.

Early American folk tunes "Songs of Old Kentucky" by Karrick, shades of Frank Sinatra from "Guys and Dolls" by Loesser-Custer, and Disney's "Aladdin" by Menken-Custer are on the playlist along with the rollicking "Offenbach" arranged by Johnson.

March lovers will keep the beat to Sousa's "King Cotton," Kenny"s "Coat of Arms," Huffine's "Them Basses" and the all-American "National Emblem" by Bagley.

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