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Escape to Veracruz Through Márquez’s Sultry “Danzon No. 2”

Let’s travel to Alamos, Mexico, birthplace of composer Arturo Márquez. Márquez was born in 1950 in Alamos, living there until 1962, when his family moved to Los Angeles County, California. He was exposed to...

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Music Appreciation: Discussion by Yves Gourhand

I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in the Chicago suburbs the weather has been glorious for February! We’ve been able to take walks outside, open the windows a bit,...

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....

Trumpeter statue

Music Appreciation: Pavanne by Morton Gould

It’s summer already – wow! The rest of May was a blur, so I’m much later with this post than I’d planned. Ah well, such is life. Since summer band is in full swing,...

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