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

The third to the last concert of the 2018 Summer Concert Series

July 15, 2018

       On Sunday, July 15, Conductor Jimmerson led the Karl L. King Municipal Band in a special evening of musical selections that had something for everyone.

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Opening the evening's program was Karl King’s 1921 march,
Cyrus the Great.
Cyrus the Great
Next was the march Harmony Heaven composed by C. L Barnhouse.
Harmony Heaven

    Included this evening was one of the best classical overtures, Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s overture to the opera Nabucco, which premiered in 1841.

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       The guest soloist this week was Dr. Andrew Glendening from Redlands, California.   Dr. Andrew Glendening was featured on the traditional Gardell Simons trombone solo, Atlantic Zephyrs, with the band accompanying.

Dr. Glendening is Professor of Trombone and Dean of the School of Music at the University of Redlands.   He is principal trombonist of the Redlands Symphony and has performed with many groups including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, California Philharmonic, and has soloed with the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own.”

       His father, Richard L. Glendening, played trombone in the Fort Dodge Municipal Band in the early 1940’s under Karl King.  Richard graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1942 and went on to the University of Iowa before being drafted.   Andrew Glendening states that “although he [his father] ended up in a medical career, the experience he had in the band was one of the most important ones in his life.  We have some great home movies of parades with King leading the band with his double bell euphonium”.  Andrew Glendening learned to play on his father’s old horn, which he still has.

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performing Atlantic Zephyrs

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The rest of the trombone section joined Dr. Glendening in performing one of Henry Fillmore’s famous trombone rags, Shoutin’ Liza Trombone. Shoutin' Liza Trombone

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Melody a la King, arranged by Harry L. Alford, was published by C. L. Barnhouse in 1941.   It had been commissioned by Barnhouse in 1939 to honor Mr. King who was then the president of the American Bandmasters Association.   Mr. Alford used melodies from King's Barnum and Bailey's Favorite, Princess of India Overture, from the waltz In a Moonlit Garden, from the baritone solo and trio melody from A Night in June, and from the waltzes Golden Dragon, Fountain of Youth, and Prince Charming.

Melody ala King    (nearly 12 MB)

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Chicago Tribune March (1892) by William Paris Chambers,
conducted by Dr. David Klee
Chicago Tribune March
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Superman Suite by John Williams, the suite of songs from that epic “Superman” movie of 1978, followed on the evening program.

Sunshine Galop    Karl King's 1913 Sunshine Galop

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This July 15 concert was nearing the end when the march Grandioso arranged by Andrew Glover (C. L. Barnhouse Company) was performed. Grandioso March

Following this evening's program, the U. S. National Anthem was presented.

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