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

The July 23 Performance of the 2017 Summer Concert Series


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The program this evening began with Karl L. King's march The University of Chicago.

University of Chicago
Listen to King's The University of Chicago March.
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The audience next heard Russell Alexander’s exciting circus march, The Southerner.

The Southerner
Russell Alexander's march The Southerner

One of the classical selections included in this evening's program was
Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini’s 1831 overture, Norma.

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      Members of the Trumpet section (Tim Miller, David Swaroff, Harlan Vande Berg, Curtiss Klein, Lukas Yoakam, and Justin Schwake) chose to perform the next number on their Cornets.   They were featured on a catchy ragtime selection, written in 1906 by Adeline Shepherd, titled “Pickles and Peppers (and Cornets”).

Pickles & Peppers & Corets
Listen to the band play that song, complete with Cornets.
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A popular tune on the program was a band version of the Beatles’ classic, “Michelle”,
written by Lennon & McCartney and arrangeed by Arthur Wilkinson.

        David Klee took the podium to direct composer Richard Wagner’s thrilling Tannhauser March from his opera “Tannhauser”, written in 1845.

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      Special guest conductor for this program was Andrew Glover, nationally prominent composer, conductor, and arranger, who premied his newest composition, Songs from the Great War.  This medley includes several songs that were popular during World War I on the 100th anniversary of that event.

Songs from the Great War
Hear the Karl L. King Municipal Band perform
Songs from the Great War, written by Andrew Glover.
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Mr. Glover’s diverse career in music has included successful tenures as educator, composer-arranger, performer, conductor, and publisher.  He joined the staff of the C.L. Barnhouse Company in Oskaloosa IA in 1998, as currently serves as Executive Vice President 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.

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Mr. Glover then conducted Karl King’s march, Forest City Commandery.

Forest City Commandery
Listen to the King Band perform Forest City Commandery.
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        The band followed with highlights from the popular Broadway musical An American in Paris.  This musical premiered in 1928, and Gershwin considered his composition to be “a rhapsodic ballet”.

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The band also performed Karl King’s exciting galop titled The Whippet Race.

Galop Whippet Race
Karl King’s fast-paced galop, The Whippet Race!
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Melody Shop
The final programmed number on the program was Karl King's Melody Shop.

The evening finished with the playing of our National Anthem.

2017 Final Summer Concert
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