College and Community Band to perform Nov. 16

College and Community Band to perform Nov. 16

Thu Nov 6, 2014

The Brazosport College Department of Music will host an afternoon concert performance by the College and Community Band at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 16. The band will be under the direction of Richard Birk.

 
The performance will be offered at no cost to the public and will be held at The Clarion at Brazosport College, located just east of the main building at 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson.
 
“Our program will include a wide variety of music ranging from classical to contemporary, as well as new pieces for band,” Birk said. “There should be something for everyone. I do hope the community will come join us for a wonderful afternoon of music.”
 
Selections to be performed on November 16 include:
 
Burn – a rousing concert opener by Roland Barrett that was written for the Dallas Wind Symphony.
 
Sky Bound – a new work for band from the pen of Todd Stalter that was inspired by a poem by the ancient Persian poet Rumi.
 
All the Pretty Little Horses – a gorgeous setting of this African-American folk tune by Andrew Boysen, Jr.
 
Piper’s Rhapsody – James L. Hosay’s tribute to Scotland that includes the favorite melodies Loch Lomond, Sailor’s Hornpipe and Amazing Grace.
 
The Wearing of the Green – the fourth movement from Leroy Andersen’s Irish Suite.
 
Funiculi, Funicula – a familiar Italian melody by Luigi Denza that was written in 1880 to commemorate the opening of a funicular railway.
 
Cedar Canyon Sketches – a new band piece that takes the listener on a musical journey through the Texas Hill Country written by San Antonio composer Carol Brittin Chambers.
 
Eubie! – a medley of selections from the hit Broadway show honoring the early jazz pianist and composer Eubie Blake.
 
The Big Cage – a bright circus galop written by K.L. King.
 
For more information about the November 16 College and Community Band performance, call 979.230.3658.