Baylor's Wind Ensemble Performs On Dec. 6

Dec. 2, 2004

by Richard Veit

The acclaimed Baylor University Wind Ensemble will present its final concert of 2004 with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building. The 77-member wind band will perform under Dr. Kevin Sedatole, associate professor of music and director of bands, as well as two student guest conductors.

The program will open with the John Paynter arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BWV 564, originally conceived for organ in the second decade of the 18th century. The Wind Ensemble will follow with Bravura, an aptly-named circus rouser by Charles Edward Duble, perhaps the best known of his 45 marches for the big top.

Christopher Bailey will lead the next work, Warren Benson's The Passing Bell, which is based on the hymn tunes "Jesu, meine Zuversicht" and "Merthyr Tydvil."

Following intermission, guest conductor John Zastoupil will be on the podium for a performance of the third-movement March from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final composition, the so-called "Pathétique" Symphony. This will be heard in Mark Hindsley's effective transcription for winds, brass and percussion.

The program will close with another piece by Tchaikovsky, the familiar Waltz from his influential and groundbreaking ballet, Swan Lake, as arranged by Akira Yodo.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at (254) 710-3991.

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