The 2013 Summer Concert Series
The fourth concert of the 2013 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band was on Sunday, June 30.
There were several special songs included in this concert, making for another varied and enjoyable evening of band music.Conductor of the Band was Jerrold P. Jimmerson, with Dr. David Klee serving as the Assistant Conductor.
Several pieces written by Karl King were included on the concert.These included his marches Alhambra Grotto, Cyrus The Great, and The Melody Shop, his overture Fountain of Youth, a ragtime selection titled Kentucky Sunrise, and the galop Circus Days.Another march on the program was be Trumpets Up, by former conductor W.B. Green.
Conductor Jimmerson also included the Introduction to Act III from the opera Lohengrin by the German composer Richard Wagner, along with a beautiful setting of an American folk song, Shenandoah, by Frank Ticheli, on this hour-long concert.Lighter works included Fantasia on Lady of Spain and Leroy Anderson’s novelty, The Syncopated Clock.
Andrew Glover, a nationally prominent composer and arranger, was the special guest conductors. Mr. Glover is a native of Missouri, and was educated in the public schools of St. Louis. He began writing and arranging music for bands while still a student in high school, and now has nearly 300 publications in print. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Methodist College, and taught instrumental music in St. Louis area public and private schools for nine years. In October 1998, he joined the C.L. Barnhouse Company of Oskaloosa as staff composer, arranger, and editor. He is now the Chief Operating Officer of that music publishing business as well as Walking Frog Records.
The King Band premiered a new work by Mr. Glover with the composer conducting, titled Trumpet Rhapsody. This new composition is dedicated to a long-time member of the King Band’s trumpet section, Wayne Crowe, from Pocahontas.Wayne Crowe passed away suddenly about a year ago, and this piece will incorporate the jazz styles of some of Wayne’s favorite groups and soloists.Those sounds were reminiscent of Bill Chase, Harry James, and the group Weather Report, which recorded the song, Birdland.Tim Miller from Humboldt was the trumpet soloist on this exciting new work.