Sept. 20, 2010
The Music Of Ives, Ticheli, Hanson and Holst: A concert by the Webster University Wind Ensemble
The Webster University Wind Ensemble, directed by James A. Martin, will perform an exciting concert of music by Ives, Ticheli, Hanson and Holst.
Charles Ives (1874-1954) Old Home Days is a collection of songs and sketches assembled in a suite that reflects Ives’s lifelong love of familiar tunes and home grown music making.
In the words of Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) Simple Gifts (Four Shaker Songs) “… is built from four Shaker melodies… that celebrate their love of simplicity and humility.”
Howard Hanson (1896 – 1981) Chorale and Alleluia was composed in 1954 and was Dr. Hanson’s first work for wind ensemble. It evokes the effects of cathedral bells, religious exaltation, solemnity and dignity.
Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934) First Suite in Eb, Op. 28 No. 1 was composed in 1909 and has been a shining example of the rich sonic possibilities for this ensemble.
Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, 7 p.m.
Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Ave.
$3 at the door, students free with valid identification
Call the Fine Arts Hotline 968-7128 or 968-7032