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Our conductor for Sunday July 23 will be Jim Priebe. A long time band member, Jim is a trombonist and is retired after a forty year career as band director in the Burlington schools. Jim has chosen music in a wide variety of styles and moods. Among the selections are several which are new to the Municipal Band, having been purchased with a grant from the Burlington Fine Arts League or individual donation.
Jim's selections will be chosen from among the following: Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughn Williams; Military Escort March by Harold Bennett, aka Henry Fillmore; Deep River, a Chorale Prelude setting by James Swearingen; The Great Escape March*by Elmer Bernstein arranged by Robert Smith, from the motion picture of the same name - a selection which has been requested for some time by a member of the audience; River of Life by Steven Reineke, composed in 1995 this exciting piece is new to the band; Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song by Mark Harrison, Blaise Smith, Steve Hillenburg and Derek Drymon, arranged by Jay Bocook - Arrrrr!; Recorded by Sinatra a medley of Sinatra tunes arranged by Warren Barker which includes High Hopes, Young at Heart, Love is the Tender Trap, Love and Marriage, and My Kind of Town; Royal Air Force March Past, a stately British March by Henry Walford Davies and George Dyson, arranged by Harold R. Gore; An Irish Rhapsody by Clare Grundman - a tuneful arrangement of Irish folk tunes including The Moreen, I Know Where I'm Going,Shepherd's Lamb Reel, Cockles and Mussels, The Rakes of Mallow, and Kathleen O'More; Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh arranged by Frank Erickson - tunes from the 1966 Broadway show including the title theme, Little Bird, Little Bird, Dulcinea, and The Impossible Dream; The Bluebells of Scotland by Leroy Anderson; and our traditional closing march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.
The band is grateful to the Burlington Fine Arts League and to Mrs. Jean Miller for providing some of the selections heard on this concert.
Of particular note will be the Burlington "premiere" of the Spongebob Squarepants theme introduced by "Captain Jim." To accomplish this premiere, the band will need help from the audience. Kids (of all ages) please take note!
*In the famous movie and elsewhere, The Great Escape March is strictly an instrumental composition -- but there actually are words, written by Al Stillman, and published at the same time as the march. To those of us used to the instrumental version, the words may sound a bit silly, but here they are:
The Great Escape March
(Words by Al Stillman, Music by Elmer Bernstein)
I love you, Mabel
Love you as much as I am able
But, oh, I'm crazy
For little Daisy
She is the one girl for me
I may be fickle
But it's a dollar to a nickel
That when I'm kissin'
The one I'm kissin'
She is the one girl for me
(Originally Published by United Artists Music Co, Inc.)