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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: June 20, 2020

If you are a regular listener to Brass, Reeds, and Percussion, you probably know that we don't restrict wind-band music to just marches played by military bands. We also feature smaller groups that brass music written by baroque composers, as well as what might be called jazz combos, such as the West End Jazz Band. Today, we open with such a group: Johnny Hodges and His Band in a 1961 recording of "Your Love Has Faded," composed by Billy Strayhorn, one of the most influential jazz composers of the mid 20th century. Not only did he compose the tune, but in the case of this recording, he also conducted the band.

  1. Your Love Has Faded (recorded 1961)
    Composer:  Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)
    Performer:  Johnny Hodges and His Band
    Album:  Billy Strayhorn Songbook
     
  2. Sweeping the Clouds Away
    Composer:  Sam Coslow (1902-1982)
    Performer:  West End Jazz Band
    Album:  We're in the 20s
     
  3. Chaconne (based on J.S. Bach's Partita for solo violin)
    Composer:  Wilhelm Middelschulte (1863-1943)
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
     
  4. Pyramid of Cheops
    Composer:  Erick Debs
    Performer:  Philharmonic Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
     
  5. Blade Runner (1982)
    Composer:  Vangelis (1943- )
    Performer:  Marc Reift Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Cinemagic 25
     
  6. Blame It the Bossa Nova (1963)
    Composer:  Cynthia Weil (lyrics, 1940- ) and Barry Mann (music, 1939- )
    Performer:  Ted Heath & His Orchestra
    Album:  Pow
     
  7. Suite Gothique: Prayer
    Composer:  Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
    Performer:  Black Dyke Band
    Album:  Cathedral Brass, Vol. 2
     
  8. Suite Gothique: Tocatta
    Composer:   Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
    Performer:  Black Dyke Band
    Album:  Cathedral Brass, Vol. 2
     
  9. Hello Sunshine March
    Composer:  Yoshio Matsuo (1946- )
    Performer:  Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
    Album:  March World, Vol. 4
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

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