The music of Don Gillis; Lone Star: A Rhapsody for Band and Suite: Saga of a Pioneer
You're listening to music by Don give us. Did you know that the average American when he thinks of band music imagine something like this. Yes Mr. American hears from our band largely because the band seems to spend most of its time on parade or football games or just playing for some public ceremony. But did you know also that a band like this.
The sound you just heard were made by a band and bangs can make many wonderful and exciting sounds. The range of ability far and beyond their normal public function as a background for marching. Not that I'm against marching bands I understand it's just that sometimes I climb on my musical soapbox and exhort the multitudes to lend their ears to music by bands music that can range from street reach to the most exciting sounds of the 20th century in scores written for them. And i fans very much myself which I guess is rather an understatement. I admire bands I find that writing for them is as rewarding as writing for symphony orchestra or the potential of the band in scoring and in performance is a constant challenge for me as a composer and why I often join in with the parades and do right marches for band. My main goal is the band on stage with the band conductor on his podium giving a performance of music such as the kind we're going to be hearing tonight and for our first band score we'll hear a
rhapsody for band it's titled Lone Star and this performance will be by the university band in a rock and under the baton of Dr. Kenneth snap. Lone star a rhapsody for band. 0. 0 0.
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Dr. Kenneth snapper just conducted the Rhapsody for band lone star with the university band in Iraq and as the opening music on this the second broadcast of our new series Music by Don give us our concert continues now with a working mission for the centennial of the state of Colorado by Dr. Robert Hawkins of Western State College in Gunnison. Dr. Hawkins gave the sweetest world premiere in the famed going to Van Camp However in a performance where Here now the University of Illinois band will be conducted by Dr. Edward Kissinger this week is in four movements titled ghost town the Pioneers a song of memory and sun coming out celebration saga of a pioneer.
Very very very. Very very. Very. I am. It was.
Alan a way I. Am. Will. They have.
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Will. And. With you.
With this performance of the sweet saga of a pioneer by the University of Illinois band under the baton of Dr. Everett Kissinger we have come to the end of another broadcast of music by Don give us brought to you each week by the national educational radio network. Earlier we heard from Lone Star a rhapsody for a band. Next week our program will have as its major work a score for symphony orchestra narrator based on Thomas Wolfe's writings about America titled Thomas Wolfe American Clive McLean will be the narrator under the baton of Dr. James Christian full of the revived music center of Transylvania North Carolina. Two weeks from now we'll hear part one of a one act comic opera called the libretto. A pleasant little operatic quandary about a composer who wanted to write an opera but couldn't seem to find a libretto. You are of course very cordially invited to be with us each week and your comments and opinions are always appreciated. Until next week then this is done give us saying thanks for listening and so long for now.
- The music of Don Gillis
- Contributing Organization
- University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
- AAPB ID
- Episode Description
- This program features performances of Loine Star: A Rhapsody for Band and Suite: Saga of a Pioneer. Includes discussion on writing for band. Music played by University Band of Interlochen and University of Illinois Band.
- Other Description
- This series features the works of Don Gillis; hosted by the composer himself. Most of the performances are conducted by the composer.
- Broadcast Date
- Media type
Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
- AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 64-24-15 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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- Chicago: “The music of Don Gillis; Lone Star: A Rhapsody for Band and Suite: Saga of a Pioneer,” 1964-09-18, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed January 24, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-g7374t6b.
- MLA: “The music of Don Gillis; Lone Star: A Rhapsody for Band and Suite: Saga of a Pioneer.” 1964-09-18. University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. January 24, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-g7374t6b>.
- APA: The music of Don Gillis; Lone Star: A Rhapsody for Band and Suite: Saga of a Pioneer. Boston, MA: University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-500-g7374t6b