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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: May 4, 2024

This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features music of the Danish organist and composer Dietrich Buxtehude, who lived from 1637 to 1707 and is considered one of the important composers of the 17th century. He was born in Holstein, Germany, which was actually part of Denmark at the time of his birth. Buxtehude influenced and was respected by other Boroque composers such as Georg Michael Telemann, Johann Sebastian Bach, and George Frideric Handel. Bach walked 250 miles to hear Buxtehude play. When Teleman and Handel visited him, Buxtehude tried to talk them into taking his job and marrying his oldest daughter. This edition features a wind-band arrangement of a Buxtehude organ toccata.

  1. Footlifter
    Composer:  Henry Fillmore (1881-1956)
    Performer:  Dallas Wind Symphony
    Album:  Marches I've Missed
  2. Toccata (BuxWV 157)
    Composer:  Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
    Performer:  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band Tykyo
    Album:  Gloria Dei
  3. Hungarian March
    Composer:  Georg Druschetzky (1745-1819 )
    Performer:  Budapest Wind Ensemble
    Album:  Georg Druschtsky: Harmoniemusik
  4. March of General Gudon
    Composer:  Georg Druschetzky (1745-1819 )
    Performer:  Budapest Wind Ensemble
    Album:  Georg Druschtsky: Harmoniemusik
  5. Madam Butterfly (medley)
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
    Performer:  Japan Gound Self-Defense Force Central Bankd
    Album:  Madam Butterfly
  6. Flames of Love
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Band Tykyo
    Album:  Wildenstein
  7. Concert Prelude
    Composer:  Philip Sparke (1951- )
    Performer:  Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Overtures, Vol. 2
  8. Swing, You Sinners
    Composer:  Sam Coslow (1902-1982)
    Performer:  Maria Muldaur & Tuba Skinny
    Album:  Let's Get Happy Together
  9. Little Brown Jug (1869)
    Composer:  Joseph Winner (1837-1918)
    Performer:  BBC Big Band Orchestra
    Album:  Best of the Big Bands, Vol. 2
  10. Cortege from "Mlada" (a.k.a. Procession of the Nobles)
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
    Performer:  Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band
    Album:  Furioso
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.