Sun, May 23 | Online Event

A Virtual Spring Celebration

Join us for some of your favorite band tunes!
A Virtual Spring Celebration

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May 23, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
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Program Notes for Reno Wind Symphony

  • Originally commissioned by the United States Marine Band of Washington, D.C., Col. John R. Bourgeois, conductor, Esprit de Corps is based upon the Marine Hymn, and serves as a tribute to the Marine Corps as well as the Marine Band. Written by popular American band composer Robert Jager, this piece has elements of the compositional musical style of John Williams.
  • Roland Seitz wrote March Grandioso in 1833. It is dedicated to Thomas Preston Brooke, conductor of a civilian band in Chicago. Known as Brooke’s Chicago Marine Band, it enjoyed immense popularity for nearly 20 years in the late 1800s. Brooke was known as The Popular Music King because of his policy of programming lighter music almost exclusively.

Program Notes for RWS Trombone Ensemble

  • Achieved is thy Glorious Work is a chorus from the Creation, an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Franz Joseph Haydn. Considered by many to be one of his masterpieces, the oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. Transcribed by Donald Miller, former trombonist with the U. S. Navy Band this arrangement takes care to follow the lines and voice leading from the original version of this festive work.
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611), was a Spanish composer who ranks with Giovanni de Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso among the greatest composers of the 16th century. This setting of the Ave Maria, the salutation of the Angel Gabriel to Mary, was published after the composer's death though it is now considered to be one of his most beloved works.
  • Trombonist and composer Bill Reichenbach studied at the Eastman School of Music, and after graduating played with the Buddy Rich big band Los Angeles in the 1970s. He is now known for his music for television and film. He wrote this arrangement of the popular traditional folk song, Scarborough Fair for trombone ensemble. The RWS Trombone Ensemble is dedicating this performance to the memory of RWS trombonist Glenn Parrish, who passed away earlier this year.
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