Archives of Repertoire

Archives of Repertoire Listing



Repertoire Spring 2011

Giacomo Puccini - First Pucciniana Fantasy
Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'
Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Scott Whittington - Three Oceans
Morton Gould - Pavanne from Symphonette No.2
Jaromir Weinberger (arranged by C.P.Arnell & K.W.Rokos) - Polka from 'Schwanda the Bagpiper'
George Gershwin (arranged by Chuck Sayre) - Selections from Porgy and Bess
John Weinzweig - Edge of the World

John Weinzweig - Edge of the World
You may listen to this work at the Canadian Music Centre website (free registration may be required):  Edge of the World
John Weinzweig's biography can be found at the Canadian Encyclopedia here and at Wikipedia here.
(Everyone please note that our sheet music has been rented - keep parts safe and clean - light pencil only - thanks)

Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'
See Wikipedia article here.
The following music library link has a recording plus scores and extra parts (at IMSLP): here.

Beethoven - Overture from Egmont
See Wikipedia article here.
The following music library link has scores and extra parts (at IMSLP): here.

George Gershwin - Selections from Porgy and Bess
Here is an article on the opera Porgy and Bess, in Wikipedia: Porgy and Bess

Jaromir Weinberger - Schwanda the Bagpiper

An entertaining and (unlikely) tale found here.


Articles on some of our composers:
Morton Gould
Giacomo Puccini



Repertoire Fall 2010 (OLD)
Richard Rodgers - South Pacific
Tchaikovsky - Slavic March Op.31
Cécile Chaminade - Concertino for Flute Op.107
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Lute (Guitar) R.V. 93
Mark Thomas - Little Butterfly
Leroy Anderson - The Typewriter, Sleigh Ride, Christmas Festival
Duke Ellington - Caravan
Johnny Marks - Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer
Katherine K. Davis - Carol of the Drum
Émile Waldteufel - Skater's Waltz (Les Patineurs)

Some Notes on Our Repertoire (OLD)
Rodgers and Hammerstein - South Pacific
See Wikipedia article here
This is an arrangement of songs from this show, by Robert Russel Bennett

Tchaikovsky - March Slav Op.31
A Wikipedia article describes this work here.
The full score is available on imslp here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Marche_Slav,_Op.31
You should also choose this link to download extra parts or pages.

Cécile Chaminade - Concertino for Flute Op.107
A Wikipedia biography of this composer is here.
The full score and parts are available on IMSLP here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Concertino_pour_Flute,_Op.107

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for Lute R.V. 93
This work is being arranged for guitar, strings and harpsichord by our soloist, Steve Parton.

Leroy Anderson - The Typewriter
Article on composer: Leroy Anderson
Watch a performance on video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2LJ1i7222c&feature=related

Leroy Anderson - The Sleigh Ride, Christmas Festival
Article on Sleigh Ride here: Sleigh Ride

Caravan
Though Duke Ellington is listed as the composer, it was actually composed by Juan Tizol, a trombonist in Ellington's band. Wikipedia article here: Caravan

Johnny Marks - Rudolph the red-nosed Reindeer
arranged by Merle J. Issac
More than you ever wanted to know about this story and song, ad nauseum, can be found here: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Katherine K. Davis - Carol of the Drum
Here is an article on the composer: Katherine K. Davis
This song is also known as "The Little Drummer Boy" more information here: The Little Drummer Boy

Émile Waldteufel - Skater's Waltz (Les Patineurs)

Here is an article about the composer Émile Waldteufel


Repertoire Spring 2010 (OLD)
Franz Schubert - Symphony No.5 in B♭
Bordin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Marches!
Felix Mendelssohn - Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream
Gounod - Funeral March of the Marionette
Victor Herbert - March of the Toys
Meyerbeer - Coronation March from "Le Prophète"
Gounod - Funeral March of the Marionette
Vaughan Williams - March Past of the Kitchen Utensils

Some Notes on Our Repertoire (OLD)
Franz Schubert - Symphony No.5
This symphony was scored for only 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns and strings, so not everyone will be playing.
A short description of the work is found on Wikipedia here: Schubert Symphony_No.5

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Coronation March from "Le Prophète"
German: Krönungsmarsch
"Le Prophète" is an opera, described on Wikipedia here:  Le prophète

Felix Mendelssohn - Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream
German: Hochzeitsmarsch
This march is from Mendelssohn's incidental music to Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Wikipedia article here: Wedding March

In the Steppes of Central Asia by Alexander Porfirevich Borodin
German: Eine Steppenskizze
This work is described on Wikipedia here: In_the_Steppes_of_Central_Asia

March of the Toys from "Babes in Toyland"
"Babes in Toyland" is an  operetta by Victor Herbert. Wikipedia article is here: Babes_in_Toyland.

Caravan
Though Duke Ellington is listed as the composer, it was actually composed by Juan Tizol, a trombonist in Ellington's band. Wikipedia here: Caravan

March Past of the Kitchen Utensils
(also "Kitchen Implements")
from the Aristophanic Suite - the Wasps
An article on the suite is available at Wikipedia here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wasps
and at Answers.com here: http://www.answers.com/topic/the-wasps-aristophanic-suite-for-orchestra-from-the-incidental-music


Repertoire Fall 2009 (OLD)

Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No.2
Harry Somers - Little Suite for String Orchestra
Paul Chappel - Northwest Symphony
Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
W.A. Mozart - Sleigh Ride
Edvard Grieg - Last Spring
Icini - Summertime in Venice
Michel Legrand - Summer of '42
George Gershwin - Porgy and Bess
Joseph Kosma - Autumn Leaves

Some Notes on Our Repertoire
(OLD)

Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No.2
    The following link has the Wikipedia article on this work (the original and the two orchestral suites): L'Arlesienne (Bizet)
    The full score is available from the International Music Score Library Project, but may differ slightly from the arrangement we are playing. Link: L'Arlésienne Suite No.2

Paul Chappel - Northwest Symphony
   
Paul is a Dundas composer and organist. A brief biography of him appeared in the Hamilton Spectator in 2007, when he celebrated his 40th birthday.
    Paul's blog: Paul Chappel
    The symphony is based on melodies by Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers (1949-1983). Here is a Wikipedia article about him: Stan Rogers

George Gershwin - Selections from Porgy and Bess
    Here is an article on the opera Porgy and Bess, in Wikipedia: Porgy and Bess

Edvard Grieg - Last Spring
from Op.34 No.2
    This is an arrangement for orchestra by Bruno Reibold. The original work was composed for piano, four hands, though Grieg later arranged it for string orchestra. Others have arranged it for other combinations of instruments. The original score and composer's string arrangement are available at the International Music Score Library Project, by or by following this link:  2 Elegiac Melodies, Op.34

Icini - Summertime in Venice
    The composer of the music has the pseudonym Icini and is actually composer Alessandro Cicognini (1906-1995). The others listed are responsible for the lyrics.

Joseph Kosma - Autumn Leaves
    Here is a Wikipedia article on this popular song from the 1940's: Autumn Leaves (song)

Michel Legrand - Theme from Summer of '42
    Based on the theme from the movie of the same name. Wikipedia article on the film is here: Summer of '42

W.A. Mozart - Sleigh Ride from K.V. 602 No.3
    This work was from a set of 3 'German Dances' originally scored for Piccolo, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, Timpani, Violins and Bass (Cellos). The original score is available by here: 3 German Dances, K.605

Harry Somers - Little Suite for String Orchestra
    The Canadian Music Centre has a recording of this work (free registration is required).
    Wikipedia article: Harry Somers