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 vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, 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.
'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Something's Gotta Give by Johnny Mercer (1954), arr. by Al Yankee; this song was written for and first performed by Fred Astaire in the 1955 musical film Daddy Long Legs. However, the biggest-selling version was recorded by the McGuire Sisters, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1955.
(featuring solos by pianist Bill Johnson and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
Embraceable You by George and Ira Gershwin (1930), arr. by Dave Barduhn; the Gershwin brothers originally wrote the song in 1928 for an unpublished operatta named "East is West." It was eventually published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical "Girl Crazy," where it was performed by Ginger Rogers in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire.
(featuring alto saxophone soloist Kay Foster)
I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank; female vocal version)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
Cute by Neal Hefti (1958), arr. by Neal Hefti; Hefti wrote this song for the Count Basie band.
(featuring Dave Tuenge on drums, with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton)
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Bill Johnson and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.
Conglomeration by Lennie Niehaus (1984); first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
In recognition of the "conglomeration" of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving; this year, Thanksgiving is the 2nd day of Hanukkah. Hanukkah was
declared a Jewish national holiday 2178 years ago. Thanksgiving was declared a national American holiday on the last Thursday of every November by
Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Thanksgiving coincided with the first day of Hanukkah on November 29, 1888. It also coincided with the fifth day of
Hanukkah on November 30, 1899. On November 28, 1918, Thanksgiving was on Hanukkah eve. The next time the two will coincide will be when
Thanksgiving falls on Hanukkah eve in the year 2070. That will repeat itself in 2165.
(featuring a trombone solo by Rich Eyman)
Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton and Bob Nielsen, trumpets; Keith Miner, trombone; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; in honor of all military veterans, on the day after Veteran's Day. In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak. She originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Bill Johnson (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
There were about 30 people in the audience.
Saturday, January 04, 2014.
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