The music of Don Gillis; Two compositions for band
You are listening to music by Don give us. Each week at this time the national educational radio network presents music by Don Gillis with the composer of the microphone to tell you about the music you're to hear. That's far in our series we've heard 22 scores of various forms. And on this program we will hear two more to compazine. For band the first of which will be a march and the second the major work about broadcast a concerto for organ in band with the distinguished American organist Richard L. Sasser as soloist. Our opening music is the unit strop March and it's dedicated to the president of the corporation for which the march is named Charles
Atwood. It is a concert in March's form has been changed from the standard parade March form extending its someone and making it cohesive by the recapitulation of the opening theme. I think my main reason for this change of form lies in the fact that the average March writer seems to save his best tune for the tree over the march. I figured of my best tune was good enough to end with it was also good enough to begin with. That's the change in format of the you know straight march in the performance you will hear now Dr George C. Wilson conducts the National High School band at Interlochen Yunus trap March. I am.
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The unit struck march with Dr. George C. Wilson conducting the National High School band of Interlochen was the opening music on this the ninth broadcast of the musical Don give us for our major work of this program. We will hear the Concerto for organ and band work written especially for performance at National Music Camp. The occasion was the dedication of the common organ building given to the national music camp in memory of Mr. Charles de Greenleaf. Richard L. Sasser the distinguished American organist was a member of the summer faculty and I was most happy to have the services also of conductor George C. Wilson who done the world premiere of my opera pep rally at Interlochen and whose work with a baton I admired greatly. You know it's always a help to a composer when he knows who is going to play a work when he's finished writing it. And the fact that both Mr L Sasser And Dr. Wilson were on hand for consultation was a very fulfilling circumstance. Mr Al Sasser is one of the great organ virtuously of our time and in one sense it became a challenge to take advantage of all of his marvelous
technique and especially his skill with the organ paddles factor you'll notice in the cadenza. I completed the work and its premiere performance will be the one we all hear now. The work was designed to be played on an electronic organ and the band was selected because of its unusual facility to integrate tonally with the organ. The first movement is in sonata form. Well roughly at least one of my friends described it as a sonata. The Lucky Strike extra The latter referring to a quite sprightly but unrelated tune that makes its appearance and then disappears. The second movement is a blues. Then follows the cadenza and this moves directly into a finale which is a brisk display piece. We'll hear it now as soloist Richard L. assessor joins Dr. George C. Wilson of the National High School band of Interlochen in the Concerto for organ and band.
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Need to. It was thank you. Wow thank you our. I guess. Was us to our oh the Concerto for organ and band with Dr. George C. Wilson conducting the National High School band of Interlochen with a distinguished American organ virtual soul Richard L. Sasser a soloist has been the final number on this the ninth broadcast of music by Don give us presented each week by the national educational radio network. Next week we'll present a concert that I'm calling pops and on Corps that will use a number of short
pieces written for symphony orchestra including Day January February March. Temple dance from Twinkletoes where the West begins from Portugal the frontier town of Piedmont Park in Plantation song from the Atlantis suite and to conclude a short overture to an unwritten opera. As to your inquiries concerning that they muse on our series it is the spiritual from Symphony Number Five and a half. Your letters or postcards are always appreciated just as your presence is valued each week when the program is on the air. Be sure to join us next week for more music and talk about Pops and encores give us this broadcast series is produced for the national educational radio network by Riverdale productions under the technical supervision of John Corbett. This is Don Gillis speaking.
- The music of Don Gillis
- Two compositions for band
- Contributing Organization
- University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
- AAPB ID
- Episode Description
- This program focuses on a pair of Don Gillis' compositions for 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.
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- Media type
Composer: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
Host: Gillis, Don, 1912-1978
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 64-24-9 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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