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Ring In the New Year With This Classic Tune

As with any year, 2016 had its ups and downs. I feel I’ve grown musically thanks to opportunities I’ve had, and look forward to continuing on that journey in 2017. I’m happy with the...

Mstislav "Slava" Rostropovich playing cello.

Music Appreciation: Slava! by Leonard Bernstein

With the appearance of “Slava!” on our music stands this semester in community band, I decided now was as good a time as any to chat about this fun piece by Leonard Bernstein. For...

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Music Appreciation: Early One Morning by Percy Grainger

Well, I didn’t intend to miss all of July (and most of August…). Sorry about that. Between band and travel, July simply flew by in a flash and August has been time to regroup....

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Music Appreciation: America the Beautiful by Carmen Dragon

I was having a hard time figuring out which piece to discuss next, so I decided to talk about one of Hubby’s favorite pieces: “America the Beautiful” as arranged by Carmen Dragon (1914-1984). I...

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How to Listen to Tailleferre’s Energetic “Ouverture”

In deciding which piece to tackle next, the fact that March is Women’s History Month meant that it’s a great time to talk about “Ouverture” by Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983). She was a prolific French...

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