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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (December 15, 2018)

In 1971, Oliver Waespi (VEHSH pee) was born in Zurich, Switzerland. Like Tchaikovsky and many other composers, he turned from being a lawyer to being a musician. He studied composition at the Zurich Conservatory, but also with American composer Alfred Reed, when he taught at the Lucerne Conservatory. As a child, he learned to play the guitar and trombone. He has won numerous awards for his band compositions, but also composes for symphony, choir, piano, guitar, and organ. Today’s edition features his “Divertimento,” a work in four non-stop movements. But Brass, Reeds, and Percussion opens with the “King Ludwig March.”

  1. King Ludwig II March
    Composer:  Georg Seifert (1819-1876)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 1
    Album:  Doe 60 Schonsten Deutschen Marsche
  2. Divertimento
    Composer:  Oliver Waespi (1971- )
    Performer:  Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  The Big Bang
  3. Go Tell It: A Gospel Christmas
    Composer:  James Hosay (1959- )
    Performer:  Washington Winds
    Album:  Venite Adoremus
  4. Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille (Birds in the Charmille)
    From the “Tales of Hoffman
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach (1819-1980)
    Performer:  Borealis Wind Quintet
    Album:  Arias for Winds
  5. Piccolo Pete (1929)
    Composer:  Phil Baxter (1896-1972)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Breakaway
  6. Stomping at the Savoy
    Composer:   Edgar Sampson (1907-1973)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Breakaway
  7. Triumphal March from "Mlada"
    Composer:  Modeste Moussorgsky, arranged by Johan de Meij
    Performer:  Freiburg Win Orchestra
    Album:  Klezmer Classics
  8. Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland (Now Come, Savoir)
    Composer:   Martin Luther (1483-1546)
    Performer:  Ulmer Brass Ensemble
    Album:  Wehnachtskonzert (Christmas Concert)

Air Date: 

Saturday, December 15, 2018



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