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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (August 26, 2017)

Henry Mancini was born in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and was raised near Pittsburgh, in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. His father was a steel worker and required Mancini to begin piccolo lessons when he was 8 years old. At age 12, he began piano lessons. He played flute in the Sons of Italy Wind Band and was a member of a U.S. Army band during WW II. After WW II, he worked as an arranger for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. By 1952, he was in Hollywood writing music for movies. But perhaps his best known work is the theme from the television series “Peter Gunn”—which begins today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion.

  1. Peter Gunn Theme
    Composer:  Henry Mancinni (1924-1994)
    Performer:  Harmonie Ensemble
    Album:  Music for Peter Gunn
     
  2. Apparition of the Eternal Church
    Composer:  Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Sea Interludes
     
  3. Das Lied vom Volkermai
    Composer:  Etienne Nicolas Mehul (1763-1817)
    Performer:  Central Military Orchestra Berlin
    Album:  Music of the French Revolution
     
  4. Against All Odds
    Composer:  Phil Collins (1951- )
    Performer:  Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Album:  Grenadiers 325
     
  5. Stormy Weather (1933)
    Composer:  Harold Arlen (1905-1986) and Ted Koehler(1894-1973)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Best of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
     
  6. Festmarsch
    Composer:  Keler Bela (1820-1882)
    Performer:  German Airforce Band 1, Munich
    Album:  Auf Festum Grund (On the Ground)
     
  7. Whispering (1920)
    Composer:  Vincent Rose (1880-1944), John Schonberger (1892–1983), and Richard Coburn (1886–1952)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Best of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
     
  8. James Bond 007
    Composer:  Various, arranged by Johan de Meij
    Performer:  Bavarian Police Band
    Album:  Jubilaums Sommerschorle
     
  9. Blue Steel
    Composer:  Henry Mancinni (1924-1994)
    Performer:  Harmonie Ensemble
    Album:  Music for Peter Gunn
     
  10. A Profound Gass
    Composer:  Henry Mancinni (1924-1994)
    Performer:  Harmonie Ensemble
    Album:  Music for Peter Gunn
     
  11. Spook
    Composer:  Henry Mancinni (1924-1994)
    Performer:  Harmonie Ensemble
    Album:  Music for Peter Gunn
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

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