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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: August 29, 2020

In 1938, Benny Goodman and his band appeared at Carnegie Hall, perhaps the pinnacle of his career. But then he lost his drummer and his piano player. The piano player was replaced by a teenager named Mel Powell, who also arranged the version of “Mission to Moscow.” Powell was just short of 17 when he was hired by Benny Goodman in 1940. Today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion opens with a recording by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra that recreates the 1942 sound "Mission to Moscow" with modern recording equipment.

  1. Mission to Moscow
    Composer:   Benny Goodman (1909-1986) & Mel Powell (1923-1998)
    Performer:  Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
    Album:  Tribute to a Generation
     
  2. Bennet's Triumphal (1925)
    Composer:   Melvin H. Ribble (1870-1964)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Tradition
     
  3. Lascia ch'io Pianga
    Composer:   George Frediric Handel (1685-1749), arranged by Walter Kalischinig
    Performer:  Johan Wilhelm Friso Band
    Album:  Musica Mundana
     
  4. Slavonic Dance 8
    Composer:   Anton Dvorak (1841-1904)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Band of Motzarteum Salzburg
    Album:  Musical Gems from Bohemia and Vienna
     
  5. Music from "Mikado" (1885)
    Composer:   Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
    Performer:  Johan Wilhelm Friso Band
    Album:  Musica Mundana
     
  6. Polovtsian Dances: Young Polovtsian Maidens
    Composer:   Alexander Borodine (1833-1887)
    Performer:  Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  Cotswold Symphone
     
  7. Polovtsian Dances: Introduction
    Composer:  Alexander Borodine
    Performer:   Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  Cotswold Symphone
     
  8. Polovtsian Dances: General Dance
    Composer:  Alexander Borodine
    Performer:  Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  Cotswold Symphone
     
  9. Polovtsian Dances: Little Boys
    Composer:  Alexander Borodine
    Performer:  Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  Cotswold Symphone
     
  10. Polovtsian Dances: Men
    Composer:  Alexander Borodine
    Performer:  Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  Cotswold Symphone
     
  11. Song of the Volga Boatmen
    Composer:  Traditional, arranged by William J. Finegan (1917–2008)
    Performer:  Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
    Album:  Tribute to a Generation
     
  12. My Gal Sal (1905)
    Composer:  Paul Dresser (1857-1906)
    Performer:  Red Nichols & His Five Pennies
    Album:  1926-1930
     
  13. Them Basses (1924)
    Composer:  Getty Huffine (1889-1947)
    Performer:  U.S. Air Force Band
    Album:  Not Sousa, Vol. 3
     
  14. Aufwarts
    Composer:  Ernest Luthold (1904-1966)
    Performer:  Frienisberger Blasmuikanten
    Album:  Year 10 of Woodstock der Blasmusik
     
  15. Samba
    Composer:  Hardy Mertens (1960- )
    Performer:  Ad Hoc Wind Orchetra
    Album:  States of Mind
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, August 29, 2020

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