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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: August 12, 2023

Wind-band music is often a museum of obscure and less well-known opera composers. This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features overtures to operas by the French composer sometimes called the French Mozart: Francois-Adrien Boieldieu. In 1775, he was born in Rouen and received his musical education from the choirmaster and the organist at the local cathedral. Rouen was unique during the French Revolution because public performance of music continued there, but ultimately Boieldieu succumbed to the lure of Paris. When he first moved there, he worked as a piano tuner and eventually began working with the Opéra-Comique, where he had his first hit in 1800. From 1804 to 1810, he worked in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the czar of Russia, but returned to Paris for another round of hit operas.

  1. Csebogar Indulo (1905,, Bumblebee March)
    Composer:  Hermann Dostal (1874-1930)
    Performer:  Original Tiroler Kaiserjagermusik
    Album:  Best of Woodstock der Blasmusik, Vol. 11
      
  2. Overture to "Calif of Bagdad " (1800)
    Composer:  François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834)
    Performer:  Principal French Army Band
    Album:  La Musique Principale de l'Armee de Terre en Concert
      
  3. Overture to "La Dame Blanche" (1825)
    Composer:  François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834)
    Performer:  Principal French Army Band
    Album:  La Musique Principale de l'Armee de Terre en Concert
      
  4. Overture to "New Lord of the Village" (1813)
    Composer:  François-Adrien Boieldieu (1775-1834)
    Performer:  Principal French Army Band
    Album:  La Musique Principale de l'Armee de Terre en Concert
      
  5. Night and Day
    Composer:  Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Performer:  Enoch Light & the Light Brigade
    Album:  Pertinent Percussion Cha Chas
      
  6. Astoria Strut (1929 recording)
    Composer:  Lee Collins (1901-1960) & David Jones
    Performer:  Red Allen & His New York Orchestra
    Album:  Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo: New Orleans
      
  7. Summertime
    Composer:  George Gershwin (1898-1937)
    Performer:  Coleman Hawkins & Red Allen
    Album:  Standards and Warhorses
      
  8. Alligator Crawl (1927 recording)
    Composer:  Fats Waller (1904-1943)
    Performer:  Louis Armstrong's Hot Seven
    Album:  Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo: New Orleans
      
  9. Lebenswert (Worth Living)
    Composer:  Martin Scharnagl (1988- )
    Performer:  Viera Blech
    Album:  Best of Woodstock der Blasmusik, Vol. 11
      
  10. River Kwai March
    Composer:  Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) & Kenneth J. Alford (1881-1945)
    Performer:  Blechschaden
    Album:  Best of Woodstock der Blasmusik, Vol. 11
      
  11. Mit bestem Dank (With Best Thanks)
    Composer:  Josef Schiechtl (1989- )
    Performer:  Die 7er Partie
    Album:  Best of Woodstock der Blasmusik, Vol. 11
Born in Natchez, Mississippi, in 1951, John moved to Huntsville in 1975, where he worked for a communications training firm. From 1997 to 2022, John worked for the Lanier Ford law firm. During his tenure, He served as Lanier Ford's law librarian, marketing specialist, trainer, and professional recruiter. While in college and law school, John worked in professional radio in Starkville and Oxford, Mississippi.