UMD Wind Ensemble: Cornerstones

UMD Wind Ensemble

Thursday, October 25, 2012 . 8PM
UMD Wind Ensembles
UMD Wind Ensemble photo by Alison Harbaugh
Principal People: 

Conductor L. Richmond Sparks

UMD Wind Ensemble

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Estimated Length: 
75 minutes
One intermission

Composer Vincent Persichetti wrote that, outside the pop field, “Band music is virtually the only kind of music in America today... which can be introduced, accepted, put to immediate and wide use, and become a staple of the literature in a short time.”

In this concert, the UMD Wind performs these repertoire essentials.

The lively themes of Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon overture tell the story of a woodcarver who stands against an oppressive duke. Holst’s First Suite in E-flat showcases the composer’s mastery in composing for woodwinds. Persichetti’s Symphony No. 6 is his most significant work for wind band.