Daniel Anthony Kuch
Director: Roseville Community Band
Last update: April 15, 2019

Hello Band:

Here is the much waited for list of pieces we will play at the Spring Concert:

Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major by - Bach (up to 7)
Who Puts His trust in God Most Just - Bach - directed by: Richard Baldinelli
Salvation is Created - Pavel Chesnokov
Aberystwyth Variants - William G Harbinson
Alleluia! Laudamus Te - Alfred Reed; directed by: Hannah 
    Intermission -
    Scholarship presentation -
Down in the River - Jay Bocook
The Best of Rooms - Randall Thompson
Psalm 46 - Dr. John P. Zdechlik

The spring concert will be at Roseville Lutheran Church (a huge church in the middle of a residential neighborhood -- Bob Olson attends there -- he got me the name of the music pastor).
Times and Dates for Spring Concert:
May 18th - Rehearsal - 2-4, with setup at approximately 12:00 or 1:00 (that is yet being talked about by me and the music pastor).  We have to tear down between our rehearsal and performance, to allow for regular church functions.
May 19th - Performance - 7:00 p.m. with setup, again, at 5:00 p.m.

Concert Dates:
May 27, 2019 - Load: 1:20, Downbeat: 3:00. Ending: 4:15.  (MN State Band at 5) Memorial Day, Como Park Pavilion
June 11, 2019 - Roseville Frank Rogg Bandshell in Roseville Central Park
July 4, 2019 - 4th of July at Roseville Frank Rogg Bandshell in Roseville Central Park
July 23, 2019 - Roseville Frank Rogg Bandshell in Roseville Central Park

Summer Selections:
The Olympic Spirit - John Williams - 1988 Summer Olympics
Armed Forces Salute
Beauty and the Beast
El Capitan
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Happy Trombone Rag
I Dreamed a Dream
Midway March
Olympic Spirit
Semper Fidelis
The Star Spangled Banner (Moffit)
Sweet Land of Liberty

Here is the list of songs to listen and practice to:

Who puts his Trust in God Most High - WOW!!!  This piece sounds absolutely gorgeous (it already sounded gorgeous for us last week).

Prelude and Fugue in B flat Major by Bach - Concert Band version
This one would be new.  It is: 764 Prelude & Fugue B flat Major Bach J.S. Moehlmann. I'll pull it for next week.

The Best of Rooms

Salvation is Created - Arranged by Michael Brown

Down in the River - Jay Bocook

Grand Serenade for an Awful lot of winds and Percussion

Alleluia! Laudamus Te

Psalm 46

Aberystwyth Variant

Talk later,
Dan Kuch

Here is an Interesting piece:
Olympic Spirit by: John Williams
I may do something with it....
Here is another one:
Lord of the rings Medley:

Tell me what you think.

I will leave this posted here:
The music we will pass in:
  • Deck the Halls
  • Festive Halls of Christmas
  • Sleepers Wake
  • What Child is This
  • Winter Wishes
  • Wonderful World of Christmas
  • Big package from Robert Hindel, starts with Adeste Fideles
 Other pieces:
  • Annie
  • Colonel Bogey
  • Disney 50 Happy Years
  • Fanfare and Allegro
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Invictus
  • Irish Suite for Band
  • Moon River
  • Variations in E major
  • Hand in --  The Wizard of Oz
New music (with listening aids, this is excellent for us to be listening to the same music -- so we can become a tighter, closer group):
Down in the Riverhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbBy-DIn7N0
The Best of Roomshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSKn-Q_zdkk
Who Puts His Trust in God Most Just (Tuba and 3rd Trombone parts are on other parts - printed two parts per sheet)             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOcCXt1n-fI
Alleluia! Laudamus Tehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZbEIKLxX7E
Psalm 46https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlX4te2L468
Grand Seranade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion

Questions, give me a call.
Dan Kuch

Following is a list of music with general comments about the piece and "URL":
  • New Age Christmas  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgDM_D-4jzM    Exactly what I want!  Except the beginning might be a little bit faster than we have taken it in the past
  • Sleigh Ride  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHEqx_3BYE   Excellent recording of this piece!

Here are the concerts I would like us to attend as a group:
October 26, Wind Ensemble. 7:30 p.m. 
November 25, 2018, Saturday, Marching Band Concert - See these amazing students'  spunk and spirit
December  11, Tuesday, Wind Ensemble and University Symphony Orchestra Strings Concert: Searching within and Beyond.

Please listen to the "recorded music" to hear the amazing pieces we have played:

Here are two (2) new recordings for you to "Listen to":


Overture to Candide   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN7gOs5oL9M

Danzon from Fancy Free (professional players) 

Danzon From Fancy Free (another recording from a fine wind ensemble): It starts at 2:37.

To Review:
West Side Story
West Side Story - (another recording from a fine wind ensemble)

I'll leave these pieces here, so that you can peruse them at your leisure

Sleigh Ride

Other pieces to listen to are: MALAGUENA by Ernesto Lecuaona. This piece is originally scored for piano. Although you can "Google" your own band arrangement of this, I think it would be good for you to listen to these recordings by four different players:
This first person is a very excellent piano player.  Notice her interpretations of the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Ii-RZDj2c
Then we have this gentleman who just brings out each and every note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuQQxZ7TXaY
And, then we have this musician who gets into her music very dramatically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgfgTnCE__8
And, then, yet, we have a exceptional guitarist performing the same piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVNss1T3NoY 
Then, check out this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJET9cVvzeM  (he definitely puts his own touch into the music)
And then their is this one by Liberace:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn7ImsFM13k  


Fucik's March, Florentiner, By the United States President's Own Marine Band:
Fucik's March, Florentiner by MNOZIL Brass - This thing is HILARIOUS (You gotta' listen to this):  

The Phantom of the Opera:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw1tGyPdsso

I will also add a different arrangement of an orchestral recording for you (just to listen to, not to practice to):
The Phantom of the Opera with Orchestra:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXbjQVMo0XM