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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (April 28, 2018)

In 1907, John Walter Bratton, an American Tin Pin Alley composer, wrote the melody for the "Teddy Bear's Picnic." Even though he was a singer and had written lyrics for about 250 other songs, he never wrote any words to accompany that melody. That role was performed the Irish songwriter Jimmy Kennedy in 1932. Not only has the music become a popular children's song, but the melody has has appeared as background music in many movies, including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. It can also be heard in cartoons and in television shows like "Dr. Who." More important, you're going to hear on today's edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion.

  1. Teddy Bear's Picnic (1907 for music)
    Composer:  John W. Bratton (1867-1942)
    Performer:  New Columbian Brass, Band
    Album:  The Teddy Bears Picnic
  2. Teddy Bear's Picnic (1932 for words)
    Composer:  Jimmy Kennedy (1902-1984)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  As Time Goes By (Very Best of Pasadena Roof Orchestra
  3. Moment for Morricone
    Composer:  Ennio Morricone (1928- )
    Performer:  Dutch Royal Military Band Johan Willem Friso
    Album:  Movie Miracles
  4. Concertino for Clarinet
    Composer:  Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1948, arranged by Jos van de Brook)
    Performer:  Grand Duke's Military Band (Luxembourg)
    Album:  Spotlight
  5. Dream of the Return
    Composer:  Henk Martens (1981- )
    Performer:  Drumband of Harmonie van Thorn
    Album:  Best of Percussion
  6. Tio Serrano
    Composer:  Jesus Serrano Perez
    Performer:  La Artistica Bunol Symphonic Band
    Album:  Pasodoble 2
  7. One Moment in Time
    Composer:  Albert Hammond (1944- ) and John Bettis (1946- )
    Performer:  Verschiedene Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Easy Listening for Winds
  8. Govata
    Composer:  Manuel Ponce (1882-1948)
    Performer:  Miramba Yajalon
    Album:  Chiapas
  9. Eroica Finale
    Composer:  Ludwig von Beethoven (1870-1827)
    Performer:  Band of the Belgian Air Force
    Album:  Fire Dance
  10. Clash of the Ironclads
    Composer:  James Hosay (1959- )
    Performer:  Band of the Belgian Air Force
    Album:  Fire Dance

Air Date: 

Saturday, April 28, 2018



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