The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa

The final Performance of the 2016 Summer Concert Series

July 31, 2016


The Karl L. King Municipal Band featured a variety of marches, classical works, and popular selections during their hour-long concert.

This “Grand Finale Concert” started with Karl King’s tribute “to my friend and benefactor, C.L. Barnhouse” with Fame and Fortune.

The special guest conductor for the evening was Andrew Glover, nationally prominent composer, conductor, and arranger.   Mr. Glover conducted Karl King’s march, "The Attorney General"

Attorney Genral March
View the Karl King Band performing Karl King's march, Attorney General.

(This video is a 54 mb MPG file.)

A classical selection for the eveing was French composer Jacque Offenbach’s 1858 overture, Orpheus, said to be the first classical full-length operetta, and German composer Richard Wagner’s moving Pilgrim’s Chorus, from his opera “Tannhauser”, written in 1845.

Guest performers were the King Band’s fine trumpet trio, including Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and Harlan Vande Berg from Fort Dodge.  They first performed Fantasy for Three, based on Rubinstein’s well-known ‘Melody in F’.

Fantasy for Three
Listen to Fantasy for Three.     (5mb file)

They followed with the favored selection, Leroy Anderson’s popular Bugler’s Holiday.

Watch the trio performing
Bugler's Holiday.

(This video is a 56 mb MPG file.)

Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee conducted the band performing German composer Richard Wagner’s moving Pilgrim’s Chorus, from Wagner's 1845 opera “Tannhauser”

Pilgrim's Chorus
Listen to Pilgrim's Chorus.     (5mb file)

Next on the program included highlights from the popular Broadway musical, “My Fair Lady”.   This musical premiered 60 years ago in 1956 starring Rex Harrison, and became the longest running show in Broadway history.   This medley includes such classics as “On The Street Where You Live”, “With A Little Bit of Luck”, “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”, and “I Could Have Danced All Night”.

My Fair Lady
Listen to a portion of My Fair Lady Highlights.
(4.5 mb MP3 file)

An Autumn Romance
Listen to Karl King’s serenade An Autumn Romance.       (4mb)

The program also included the exciting Italian tarantella, Funiculi, Funicula, composed by Luigi Denza.

Andrew Glover led the King Band for the premier performance of Glover’s newest band arrangement, Praeludium.

Listen to Praeludium, arranged by Andrew Glover.

Mr. Glover’s diverse career in music has included successful tenures as educator, composer-arranger, performer, conductor, and publisher.  He joined the staff at the C.L. Barnhouse Company in Oskaloosa IA in 1998, and as Executive Vice President is in charge of music production, serves as staff composer-arranger and editor, and manages the business as Chief Operating Officer.   A native of the St. Louis area, he was educated in the public schools of Webster Groves MO.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Methodist University, and did graduate work at Southeast Missouri State University.    As a sophomore in high school, Glover’s first band arrangement was performed by the school’s wind ensemble, and thus began a multi-decade career in composition and arranging.  His band works now number over 200, many of which are published by Barnhouse, and have been performed, recorded, and broadcast by bands worldwide.

Mr. Glover conducted the band performing his newest march composition, Crossroads of the Nation.

Crossroads of the Nation
Listen to Crossroads of the Nation,
composed by Andrew Glover.

This final summer concert featured John Philip Sousa’s favorite encore, The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas.

Roosters Lay Eggs
Watch and listen to the King Band
perform The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas.

(25 mb MPG file)

The program closed in the traditional circus way with the playing of Karl L. King’s march, Auld Lang Syne.

Auld Lang Syne
Auld Lang Syne

This program finished with the National Anthem.

This was the final concert of the 2916 summer season.  The next performance will be on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm in the Decker Auditorium on the Iowa Central Community College campus.

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