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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (July 29, 2017)

We don’t know when August Musarurgwa was born, but we do know that he had a big hit in 1954 with the composition known as “Skokian.” Musarurgwa was from Zimbabwe, then known as Rhodesia. He joined the South African Police and worked as an interpreter until he was transferred to the police band. Later he became the leader of the African Dance Band of the Cold Storage Commission of Southern Rhodesia. In 1954, his big hit “Skokian” was released as performed by the Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band. The composition has been covered by such diverse musicians as Louis Armstrong and the Wiggles. Today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion begins with a performance of “Skokian” by the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

  1. Skokian (1954)
    Composer:   August Musarurgwa (?-1968)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Best of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
     
  2. Gazebo Dances: Overture
    Composer:  John Corigliano (1938- )
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Gazebo Dances
     
  3. Gazebo Dances: Waltz
    Composer:  John Corigliano
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Gazebo Dances
     
  4. Gazebo Dances: Adagio
    Composer:  John Corigliano
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Gazebo Dances
     
  5. Gazebo Dances: Tarantella
    Composer:  John Corigliano
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Gazebo Dances
     
  6. Overture from "Aroldo" (1857)
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
    Performer:  Civica Filarmonica di Lugano
    Album:  Viva Verdi
     
  7. The Mooche (1928)
    Composer:   Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and Irving Mills (1894-1985)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Best of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
     
  8. Sugar Foot Stomp (1930s)
    Composer:  King Oliver (1881-1938)
    Performer:  Pasadena Roof Orchestra
    Album:  Best of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra
     
  9. Military March No. 3
    Composer:  Charles Simon Catel (1773-1830)
    Performer:  Central Military Orchestra Berlin
    Album:  Music of the French Revolution
     
  10. Victory Trophies
    Composer:  Julius Fucik (1872-1916)
    Performer:  Czech Army Central Band
    Album:  Julius Fucik Unknown
     
  11. Rocky Point Holiday (1966)
    Composer:  Ron Nelson (1929- )
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  U.S. Coast Guard Bicentennial
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

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