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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: March 28, 2020

Jaime Texidor composed over 500 marches, pasodobles, boleros, foxtrots, jotas, sambas, tangos, and waltzes for wind band. In addition to composing, he was saxophone player, conductor, and publisher. He was also a member of the Spanish Army, joining in 1906. After retiring from the military, he conducted community bands in Carlet, Manises, and Barakaldo. We open today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion with his most famous composition, “Amparito Roca,” composed and premiered in 1925. It is perhaps one of the most popular and well-known pieces of Spanish music, known round the world.

  1. Amparito Roca (1925)
    Composer:  Jaime Texidor (1884-1957)
    Performer:  Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
    Album:  March World, Vol. 4
     
  2. Duo Brillant Guillaume Tell
    Composer:  Jules Auguste Demersseman (1833-1866)
    Performer:  Military Band of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg
    Album:  Spotlight
     
  3. Ukranian Polka
    Composer:  Oleg Morozov
    Performer:  Central Army Band of Ukraine
    Album:  Salute from Ukraine
     
  4. March of 27th Dragoon Kiev Regiment
    Composer:  Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857 ) & A. Serebrenikov & V. Gul'ko
    Performer:  Central Army Band of Ukraine
    Album:  Salute from Ukraine
     
  5. In a Russian Village
    Composer:  Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825-1899)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Orchestra of the Mozarteum Salzburg
    Album:  From the Danube to the Volga
     
  6. Plappermaulchen
    Composer:  Josef Strauss (1827-1870)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Orchestra of the Mozarteum Salzburg
    Album:  From the Danube to the Volga
     
  7. Once I Was a Dreamer
    Composer:  Hardy Mertens (1960- )
    Performer:  Royal Netherlands Army Fanfare Orchestra
    Album:  Once I Was a Dreamer
     
  8. You Don't Like It, Not Much (1927)
    Composer:  Ned Miller (1899-1990), Art Kahn (1900-1950) & Chester Cohn (1894-1973)
    Performer:   West End Jazz Band
    Album:  Still in the '20s: Hot Dance, Vol. II
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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