Wind Ensemble To Hold First Concert Sept. 25

Sept. 19, 2003

by Richard Veit

Director of Bands Kevin L. Sedatole will conduct the Baylor University Wind Ensemble in their first concert of the 2003-2004 season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Jones Concert Hall.

The 66-member Wind Ensemble will begin the program with a performance of Ron Nelson's Rocky Point Holiday, written in 1969 to commemorate the composer's visit to that famous Rhode Island seaside resort.

The ensemble will follow with one of Gabriel Fauré's last works, his Chant funéraire of 1921, an obscure work that the composer later adapted as the slow movement of his Cello Sonata No. 2. The group will then perform Lincolnshire Posy, one of Australian composer Percy Grainger's finest works for wind band, written in 1937 for the eighth annual convention of the American Bandmasters Association. In this work, Grainger was able to exploit his ideas on rhythm, harmony and orchestration by using a set of six folk songs, which he collected during his hunt for folk melodies in Lincolnshire in 1905 and 1906.

The concert will conclude with Pictures at an Exhibition, written by Modest Mussorgsky for solo piano in 1874 and arranged for band by Mark Hindsley.

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

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