Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald, trumpet, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)
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"; Comden and Green had collaborated with Styne on the earlier musicals "Two on the Aisle" and "Wonderful Town"; this musical reunited them with Holliday, who had been part of their musical comedy troupe (along with Leonard Bernstein accompanying on piano) that performed in Greenwich Village in the late '30's and early '40's.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1945), arr. by John Berry; according to popular legend, it was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record. Jule Styne was born Julius Kerwin Stein in London, in 1905, of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. A piano prodigy, he composed over 1550 songs, including the scores for many Broadway shows, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Funny Girl," and "Gypsy."
(featuring solos by Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Jenica Georgeson, string bass, and Travis Shepard, bass trombone)
Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1924), arr. by Dave Wolpe; featured in "George White's Scandals of 1924".
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
This selection is available as a vocal quartet on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience
I Can't Get Started by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke (1935), arr. by Jim Martin; introduced by Bob Hope in the Ziegfield Follies of 1936; #9 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 all-time popular music standards list; first performance of this arrangement by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman)
They Can't Take That Away from Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance?"; George Gershwin died two months after the film's release before this song was nominated for a "best original song" award for the 1937 Oscars. (The award went to "Sweet Leilani.")
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Harlem Nocturne by Earle Hagen (1940), arr. by Earle Hagen, as introduced by Ray Noble and his orchestra; when Hagen was a staff arranger for Noble, he composed this song as a tribute to Duke Ellington's alto sax soloist Johnny Hodges; Hagen later used it as the signature theme for the television series “Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer” in 1984. Composer of more than 4000 hours of music for television, he is known to baby boomers for the whistling theme to "The Andy Griffith Show."
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster)
'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical "Funny Face" (1927), performed by Adele Astaire and Allen Kearns.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
The Maine Coon Cat Waltz by Glen Newton (2014), a tribute to the "gentle giants" of the cat world.
(play F & G twice. 1st time at F: Glen Peterson on tenor sax, 1st time at G: Mark Syman on flugelhorn, 2nd time at F: Glen Newton on alto horn, 2nd time at G: George Henly on trombone)
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 Ann Booth and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
All Saints Go Marching Out by Glen Newton (2013), originally a postlude for Metro Brass to play on All Saints Day; clap along with us!
(solo at D: Rich Eyman on trombone; play E 3 times. 1st time at E: Glen Newton on trumpet; 2nd time at E: Dan Desmonds on tenor sax; ; 3rd time at E (with the "last time" backgrounds): Julie Zeidel on trombone; solos at F: Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Dan Theobald on trumpet, and Julie Zeidel on trombone)
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, George Henly, Julie Stenberg Zeidel, and Travis Shepard (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Jenica Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn and Glen Newton