Nov 30, 2012
Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director, presents the world premiere of “A New Haven Psalter,” by Yale School of Music composer Ingram Marshall. Featuring the Yale Glee Club, Jeffrey Douma, Musical Director.
Also featuring works by other Yale and New Haven composers:
· Ingram Marshall’s A New Haven Psalter is a setting for choir and wind band of psalms by 18th-19th century New Haven composer Daniel Read. This new composition was commissioned specially for the Yale Concert Band and Yale Glee Club.
· Cole Porter (YC 1913) wrote his Yale fight songs – Bulldog, Bingo, and Whoop It Up – 100 years ago, in 1912, during his senior year at Yale.
· Charles Ives (YC 1898) composed Variations on “Jerusalem the Golden” to recreate the performance practices of his father’s Union Army band. This performance, with arrangement by former Yale Band director Keith Brion, will feature a brass quintet made up of Yale School of Music students Jay Villella, Robby Moser, Zachary Quortrup, Kevin Dombrowski, and Chris Brown. The Alcotts is a musical sketch of Bronson and Louisa May Alcott, taken from the third movement from Ives’s Piano Sonata No. 2, Concord, Mass. 1840-60, and is transcribed for band by former Yale Band director Richard Thurston.
· George Gershwin wrote the “rhapsodic ballet” An American in Paris after a 1928 visit to Europe. Thomas C. Duffy conceived A Parisian in America as a response, depicting a similarly eventful visit by a Parisian to New York City.
…plus Rocket Sleigh (Delvyn Case YC 1997), Winter Prayer (Alex Weiser YC 2011),
and “Dance” from Poem and Dance (Quincy Porter YC 1919/YSM 1921).
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