Directed by Glen Newton
|This was the Roseville Big Band's 8th Annual Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons.|
Dance to the Big Band Swing by
Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; a Roseville Big Band original and its
opening theme song
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with solos by drummer Dave Tuenge and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.
After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
Old Devil Moon by E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane (1946), arr. by Dave Wolpe
Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
Night and Day by Cole Porter (1932), arr. by Dave Wolpe
Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956
Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Stenberg
Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak; "Longer" became a #2 pop hit and a wedding standard in winter, 1980.
Cool by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (1957), arr. by Mark Taylor; from West Side Story; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
Medley of Vera Lynn Songs (featuring vocalist Karen Dunn); Vera Lynn (born Vera Margaret Welch in 1917) was one of Britain's most popular entertainers during World War II; in 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to make it to No. 1 on the British album chart, with "We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn."
Ran-Kan-Kan by Tito Puente (1957), arr. by Michael Philip Mossman; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
When I'm 64 by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (1967), arr. by John Wasson; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
I'm Beginning to See the Light by Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, and Harry James (1944), arr. by Mark Taylor
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John and Bernie Taupin (1973), arr. by Mark Taylor; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"
Hidden Dimple by Steve Wright, arr. by Steve Wright (1978)
Easy to Love by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico
A Season Departs composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey (2004); based on the chord progression of "Autumn Leaves"
Summer Wind by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mayer (Heinz Meier) (1965), original German lyrics ("Der Sommerwind") by Hans Bradtke, arr. by Dave Wolpe
In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes: Ira Adelman (alto), Bill
Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson
(tenor), Mark Stevens (tenor and clarinet),
and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie , George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Carol Jensen (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Bruce Nerase (piano), Mike Wobig (electric bass), John O'Loughlin (guitar), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Bob Nielsen
In contrast to the past few years, the weather was sunny, yet cool - ideal for a concert!