MetWinds principal clarinetist Dave Minot leads this musical party as soloist in Black Dog, inspired by classic hard rock tunes, particularly Led Zeppelin's song of the same title. Great American composers John Adams and John Philip Sousa offer party favors, respectively, with a minimalist-inspired and somewhat funky Lollapalooza and celebratory march Yorktown Centennial. Bright, virtuosic, and jazz-inspired, Bright Moon is a delightful and recent addition to the band repertoire by up-and-coming Japanese composer Yukiko Nishimura. Vincent Persichetti's 1956 Symphony No. 6 for Band remains one of the most important standards in the band repertoire for its innovative and transformational approach to using the band as an ensemble of meaningful artistic expression, befitting the finest concert halls. The concert party concludes in royal fashion, with Handel's famous Water Music, written to accompany the unpopular King George I as he sought to appear as the "life of the party" at stops along the River Thames in 1717.
|Lollapalooza||J.Adams, trans. Spinazzola|
David Minot, clarinet
|Yorktown Centennial||John Philip Sousa|
|Bright Moon||Yukiko Nishimura|
|Symphony No. 6, op 69||Vincent Persichetti|
|Water Music||G.F. Handel, arr. Kay|