The House Brand Woodwind Ensemble performed four sets of concerts between March and December, 1981. In 1982, the group consisted of Univac employees Joe Stefani, Dick Peik, and Don Singley, clarinets; Glen Newton, French horn, flute, and guitar; Cyndi Stenehjem, flute; and Jan Peterson, bass clarinet.
Glen Newton, the group's leader, commented on the group's first performance in 1982:
Our next concert was June 2, 1982, in the building "D" cafeteria at Corporate Square. Marv Root was no longer playing guitar with the group, but Don Singley, the clarinetist who had expressed an interest the previous summer had joined us. Our repertoire now included some works for flute, three clarinets, and bass clarinet, as well as some woodwind sextets. We didn't have the exact instrumentation the arrangers called for, but we sounded decent nevertheless. When we played the pieces written for woodwind quintet, Don played the French horn parts on his clarinet and I added a sixth part: maracas on "Siboney", horn obbligato ("You Are My Sunshine") on "Habañera", and a guitar on "It's a Most Unusual Day".
The woodwind sextets were written for two oboes, two horns, and two bassoons. In performance, Cindy played first oboe parts on her flute, Joe played second oboe parts on his clarinet, Glen played first horn, Don played second horn parts on his clarinet, Dick played first bassoon parts on his clarinet, and Jan played second bassoon parts on her bass clarinet.
Glen also created and played a second flute part to the Allegro from Vivaldi's "Concerto in D", whose published instrumentation was flute, three clarinets, and bass clarinet.
Friday, February 07, 2020.
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