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FREE! UNC Pembroke’s 1st Band Concert of the Semester!
October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
There are two bands (concert band and wind ensemble). The concert band will start with Claude T. Smith’s “Emperata Overture” (a band classic). Then, students will conduct the four movements of “Four French Songs.” These are 16th century chansons (Renaissance). Then, a new band piece (written in the last couple of years) called “Redemption” by Galante (talented band composer). The Concert Band ends with Julius Fucik’s “Florentiner March.” Fucik was a Czech composer, conductor who lived 1872-1916 (late romantic and into that Golden era of military bands).
The Wind Ensemble opens with Alfred Reed’s “Hounds of Spring.” This is a grade 6 war horse in band repertoire. “Four Dance Episodes” by Gary Gilroy is a new work. These four dance episodes are in one movement (with transititions). The first dance is in 5/4, second is a “country dance”, the third is a slow dance, and the final is very fast. Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” was composed in the late 1880’s. The Wind Ensemble will perform an arrangement of the “Agnus Dei” movement from the Requiem. It is no coincidence that Faure’s father and mother passed away in 1885 and 1887 and that his Requiem was composed soon after. The Wind Ensemble concludes with a work by one of my favorite band composers, James Curnow. The work is titled “Festivity.”