last program of the
The 2014 Summer Concert Series
July 27, 2014
The KING BAND presented the Finale of the 2014 Summer Season:
The final concert of the
2014 summer season by the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge was
held Sunday evening, July 27 at the Karl L. King Band Shell in beautiful Oleson Park.
The conductor of the Band is Jerrold P. Jimmerson.
The Karl L. King Municipal Band featured a variety of marches, classical
works, and popular selections during their hour-long concert. Selections
by Karl King are always on the program, and included his circus marches
Grand Entrée and Sarasota.
video of Sarasota March.
(60 MB mpg format)
Royal Hippodrome Galop was
video of Royal Hippodrome Galop.
(33 MB mpg format)
Karl King’s overture, The
Princess of India, was included as well.
All these compositions were written for the many circuses King was with from 1910 through the 1918 seasons.
|Listen to The Princess of India. (12 mb MP3 file)|
Dr. David Klee serves as the Assistant Conductor.
Special guest conductor Andrew Glover, nationally prominent composer and arranger, was presented.
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. Andrew Glover is now the Chief Operating Officer of that music publishing business, as well as Walking Frog Records.
Mr. Glover conducted Karl
King's march, The Missouri Bandman.
|Listen to The Missouri Bandman. (4 mb MP3 file)|
Andrew Glover also conduced Antonin Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 3, and the premier performance of Glover's new arrangement, Somewhere A Voice Is Calling.
Music by one of America's greatest composers, Irving Berlin, was on the program with a medley of some of his best-known songs, Irving Berlin Showstoppers, including such standards as "Puttin' On The Ritz", "Cheek to Cheek", and "There’s No Business Like Show Business".
The members of the Percussion section –
Jeremy Smith from Fort Dodge, Cathy Moklebust from Eagle Grove, and Rollie
Jensen from Humboldt, performed a medley of traditional rudimental drums
solos with band accompaniment. It was titled Field Ayres.
video of the percussionists performing Field
(62 MB mpg format)
That selection was followed by Leroy Anderson’s entertaining composition, Sandpaper Ballet, where these same percussionists were playing the sandpaper blocks.
This evening’s classical selection was Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral by the German composer Richard Wagner. Premiering in 1850, the opera Lohengrin was Wagner's attempt to cling to the old operatic traditions while providing a forecast of the future. In this opera, Wagner achieves a unity of all these elements, while creating this beautiful and moving selection.
final summer concert always closes in the traditional circus way, with
the playing of Karl King's march, Auld Lang Syne.
|View this video of Auld Lang Syne. (54 MB mpg format)|
This concert closed in the traditional way, with the playing of our National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
2014 Summer concert season has concluded.
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