Marches highlighted this concert, with many different types performed. Included were several by Karl King, The Mystic Call, published in 1913 and dedicated to composer C. E. Duble, from Jeffersonville, Indiana; Iowa Centennial, published in 1946 for our state’s 100th anniversary; The Purple Pageant, published in 1933 and dedicated to Glenn C. Bainum and his Northwestern University Band; and Walsenburg Galop, published in 1915 and dedicated to Ben. West.
Download a video excerpt of Mystic
Call (mov. format - 7.5 MB)
video excerpt of Walsenberg Galop (mov. format - 17.5 MB)
Also on the program were Entry March of the Boyares, written by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen, which is one of the finest examples of a symphonic march. The afternoon’s overture was Egmont, written by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. This overture was written as incidental music for the revival of the Goethe drama, and is considered to be one of Beethoven’s most sublime tone poems.
Other enjoyable and recognizable selections heard were a new arrangement of the hymn, Amazing Grace, created by Frank Ticheli; a trombone section novelty, Teddy Trombone, written by Henry Fillmore; and the Farandole movement from French composer Georges Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2.
A special feature of this concert was the performance of A Sousa Portrait, arranged for Band by Foster. This collection of melodies by the composer John Philip Sousa was performed with narrator and band.
Another special feature of this concert was the presentation of the Karl King scholarships. Several talented students auditioned during the day, and the winners were announced during the afternoon concert. Three winners were recognized - two $500 scholarships to Iowa Central Community College, and a $1,000 scholarship to any 4-year Iowa college or university. The young performers who auditioned were invited to join in playing a march during the concert with the Band. The major scholarship recipient, LeAnn Dahn, senior trombonist from Lake Mills Community School, is shown performing her winning selection at that concert.
Download video excerpt 1 of Purple Pageant (mov. format - 7.5 MB)
video excerpt 2 of Purple Pageant (mov. format - 20.5 MB)
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