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Brazil Band offers 'London' theme for Aug. 5 concert

Friday, July 27, 2012

Matthew Huber
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "London 2012" on Sunday, Aug. 5 at Forest Park.

With the London 2012 Olympics in full swing, the BCB will present band music heard around the world at the free weekly concert in the pavilion.

Since 1896, brass bands and military bands have been important features of the Olympics playing national anthems and international marches.

The BCB German Band will entertain beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by the entire Brazil Concert Band at 8.

From Great Britain the BCB will offer "Michelle" made famous by the Beatles, "The Royal Welch Fusil-iers" which is Sousa's salute to Wales, and Anderson's "The Rakes of Mallow".

The Bourgeois version of "The March of the Belgian Paratroopers", Hansson's Norwegian work "Valdres" and French composer Saint-Saens' "Pas Redouble" are slated.

From the German speaking nations, the BCB will perform "March Militaire No. 1" by Schubert, "Overture Militaire" by Haydn and Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries."

Two seldom-heard American marches will open and close the show, "Transcontinental March" by Hughes and "Stepping Along" by Goldman.

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