The Department of Music at Frostburg State University will present the FSU Brass Ensemble in concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
Assisting the Brass Ensemble students will be FSU music faculty Philip Klickman on horn, Dr. Dereck Scott on trumpet and Dr. Bomi Lim Tunstall on piano. Brass Ensemble director Kevin M. McManus will perform his trombone transcription of Aaron Copland’s “Laurie’s Song,” accompanied by Tunstall.
The Brass Ensemble will present the following “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland, transcribed for brass by McManus: “The Boatmen’s Dance,” featuring Scott on trumpet; “The Dodger,” featuring Heather Buchanan on trombone; “Long Time Ago,” featuring Spencer Brown on trombone; “Simple Gifts,” featuring Joseph Carter on euphonium; “I Bought Me a Cat,” featuring Hunter Martin on tuba; “The Little Horses,” featuring James Heck on trumpet; “Zion’s Walls,” featuring Marc Williams on trombone; “The Golden Willow Tree,” featuring Brooke Speake on trumpet; “At the River,” featuring R.J. Hauling on tuba; and “Ching-a-ring Chaw,” featuring Klickman on horn.
McManus arranged and transcribed several other works the ensemble will perform, including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Gawthrop’s “Sing Me to Heaven,” Holsinger’s “On a Hymn Song of Philip Bliss” and Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” (from “Carmina Burana”). The ensemble will also perform “Simple Gifts” arranged by Bryan Powell, “Loch Lomond” arranged by Michael Forber and “Under the Double Eagle” by Joseph Franz Wagner.
For more information, contact the FSU Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
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