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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: September 12, 2020

Charles Gounod was a French composer who lived from 1818 to 1893. During his early childhood years, he and his family lived at the Palace of Versailles, where his father was the official painter for the Duke of Berry. He studied at the Paris Conservatory and is perhaps best known for his opera Faust and the “Funeral March of a Marionette,” the theme music for the television show “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features an original wind-band composition that Gounod wrote in 1885 for a group of musicians who wanted to play wind chamber music: Petite Symphony for Nine Wind Instruments. For instrumentation, Gounod adds a flute to the basic instrumentation of the harmoniemusik: two clarinets, two oboes, two French horns, and two bassoons.

  1. Neddermeyers Triumphal (1911)
    Composer:  Karl L. King (1891-1971)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Tradition
     
  2. Petite Symphony: Adagio and Allegretto
    Composer:  Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Performer:  Athena Ensemble
    Album:  Gounod, Poulenc, Ibert
     
  3. Petite Symphony: Andante Cantible
    Composer:  Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Performer:  Athena Ensemble
    Album:  Gounod, Poulenc, Ibert
     
  4. Petite Symphony: Scherzo
    Composer:  Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Performer:  Athena Ensemble
    Album:  Gounod, Poulenc, Ibert
     
  5. Petite Symphony: Finale
    Composer:  Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
    Performer:  Athena Ensemble
    Album:  Gounod, Poulenc, Ibert
     
  6. Egyptian March
    Composer:  Johan Strauss II (1825-1899)
    Performer:   Johan Wilhelm Friso Band
    Album:  Musica Mundana
     
  7. Russian March
    Composer:  Johan Strauss II
    Performer:  Johan Wilhelm Friso Band
    Album:  Musica Mundana
     
  8. Overture from "Jolly Robbers" (1867)
    Composer:  Franz von Suppe (1819-1895)
    Performer:  Wind Philharmonic Band of Motzarteum Salzburg
    Album:  Musical Gems from Bohemia and Vienna
     
  9. Begin the Beguine
    Composer:  Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Performer:  Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
    Album:  Tribute to a Generation
     
  10. Rose of Washington Square (1929 recording)
    Composer:  Ballard MacDonald (lyrics, 1882-1935) James F. Hanley (music, 1892-1942)
    Performer:  Red Nichols & His Five Pennies
    Album:  1926-1930
     
  11. March Bizarre
    Composer:  Gerard Victory (1921-1995)
    Performer:   Band of the Irish Defence Forces
    Album:  Rhapsodic Winds
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

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