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 Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.
All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists Rich Eyman and George Henly trading fours)
Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Jenica Georgeson, string bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and instrumental solos by Ann Booth on piano and Glen Newton on guitar)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
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)
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
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
'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)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning by Bob Hilliard and David Mann (1955), arr. by Billy Byers (ed. by Bob Curnow)
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Carol Jensen on trumpet, and Ann Booth on piano)
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.
Woodchopper's Ball by Joey Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger; Carol Jensen, trumpet; Keith Miner, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; Mark Syman, trumpet; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Jenica Georgeson, string 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 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, in honor of Memorial Day and all veterans)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Carol Jensen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Glen Newton (guitar), Jenica Georgeson (string bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner