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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: August 22, 2020

Cincinnati is known as the Queen City of the West from when Ohio was the western part of the United States. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow even refers to the city by that name in one of his poems. So today's edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion opens with the "Queen City March," written by a musician and boilermaker named William H. Boorn who lived from 1906 to 1959. Brass, Reeds, and Percussion thereby salutes one of the one-hit wonders of the wind-band world—since this is just about the only composition Boorn is known by. But it's a great and popular march that continues to be played.

  1. Queen City
    Composer:  William H. Boorn (1906-1959)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Tradition
     
  2. Auf der Jagd Polka (On the Hunt Polka, 1875)
    Composer:  Johan Strauss, Jr.
    Performer:  Musica Mundana
    Album:  Musica Mundana
     
  3. Entry of the Gladiators (1899)
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Band of Motzarteum Salzburg
    Album:  Musical Gems from Bohemia and Vienna
     
  4. Lighthouse of Alexandria
    Composer:  Erick Debs
    Performer:  Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
     
  5. Dances of Galanta (1933)
    Composer:  Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967)
    Performer:  Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Lalin
    Album:  Danzon
     
  6. Vergnügungszug (Pleasure Train)
    Composer:   Johan Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)
    Performer:  Johan Wilhelm Friso Band
    Album:  Musica Mundana
     
  7. Mit Vergngen Polka (With Pleasure)
    Composer:  Eduard Strauss (1835-1916)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Band of Motzarteum Salzburg
    Album:  Musical Gems from Bohemia and Vienna
     
  8. Back Bay Boogie
    Composer:  Benny Carter (1907-2003)
    Performer:  Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
    Album:  Tribute to a Generation
     
  9. I'm Just Wild About Harry (1921)
    Composer:  Noble Sissle (1889-1975) & Eubie Blake (1887-1883)
    Performer:  Red Nichols & His Five Pennies
    Album:  1926-1930
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

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