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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: May 9, 2020

Today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features movie music that also a became popular hit. First, we’re going to hear “A Precious Little Thing Called Love,” which reached number 11 on the popular music charts in 1929. It was composed by Lou Davis, a Tin-Pin Alley composer who lived from 1881 to 1961. Paramount Pictures chose this song out of 150 submissions for the theme of the Gary Cooper film A Shopworn Angel. And we’ll also hear the theme from the movie A Summer Place, composed by Max Steiner, considered the father of film music. The Theme from A Summer Place became a number one on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1960. Brass, Reeds, and Percussion begins with the West East Jazz Band performing “A Precious Little Thing Called Love.”

  1. A Precious Little Thing Called Love (1928)
    Composer:  Lou Davis (1881-1961)
    Performer:  West End Jazz Band
    Album:  Still in the '20s: Hot Dance, Vol. II
    YouTube Video of the Ipana Troubadours performing “A Precious Little Thing Called Love.”
     
  2. A Summer Place (1959)
    Composer:  Max Steiner (1888-1971)
    Performer:  Royal Band of Belgian Navy
    Album:  Film Music, Vol. 1
     
  3. Prelude and Fugue in E Minor
    Composer:  Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762)
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
     
  4. Decennium
    Composer:  Trevor Ford (1931- )
    Performer:  Royal Netherlands Army Fanfare Orchestra
    Album:  Once I Was a Dreamer
     
  5. Overture from "La Forza del Destino"
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Performer:  Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Overtures, Vol. 1
     
  6. Concertino for English Horn: Andante
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
    Performer:  French Navy Band, Toulon
    Album:  Voices of Spring
     
  7. Concertino for English Horn: Allegro
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  French Navy Band, Toulon
    Album:  Voices of Spring
     
  8. Concertino for English Horn: Pavane
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti
    Performer:  French Navy Band, Toulon
    Album:  Voices of Spring
     
  9. Fugue in D Major
    Composer:  Johan Peter Kellner (1705-1772)
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
     
  10. Bach's B-Minor Bossa Nova
    Composer:   J.S. Bach, arranged by Thorsten Blumberg
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
    Arranger demonstrating percussion instruments.
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

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