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									                                                                  Burlington-Edison High School
                                                        Department of Fine and Performing Arts
                                                                                       presents
The B-EHS Bands and Mr. Q would like to thank
 the following people who helped make tonight
                    possible:
                     Jan Taylor
                 Tech Theater Class             Sounds of the Season:
       Allie Kester and B-EHS Custodial Staff
                     Pam Axton
                     Mark Wees
                                                    Past & Present
                    Curtis Ducken
                   Meredith Jones
                                                                               featuring
                 Mary Ellen Hodges
                                                      B-EHS Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band
                  Beth Vanderveen
                                                                      and Wind Ensemble
                   Mike Christman
                      Mike Curl

                       and

       The B-EHS Band Parent Officers:
            Rebecca Wade, President
         Orland Freeman, Vice-President
              Joyce Nolan, Treasurer
         Colleen Kraft-Griffeth, Secretary
                                              Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 7:00pm B-EHS PAC
                                                                                                                                             B-EHS Combined Bands and Special Guests
                                                                                                                           “Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah .................. arr. by Robert Longfield


                                               B-EHS Jazz Ensemble
             Santa Claus Is Coming to Town ....................................... arr. by Mike Lewis
            Christmas Waltz ............................................................ arr. by Lisa DeSpain
            Go Tell It On The Mountain .......................................... arr. by Roy Phillippe
                                                                                                                                        B-EHS Concert Band
                                                                                                                  Flutes                        Clarinets cont.                        Trumpets
                                                                                                                  Stephanie Van Allen           Jenna Arendse                          Aubree Johnson
                                                                                                                  Alysha Gilleland              Alistair Wressnigg                     Jennifer Ratfield
                                                                                                                  Ashley MacGavin               Kari Menezes                           Devin Schenk
                                                                                                                  Sarah Small                   Chealsy Mead                           Ben Shepler
                                                 B-EHS Concert Band                                               Sarah Nelson                  Caitlin Jacobson                       Alex LeClerc
                                                                                                                  Chris Wesen                   Jessica Kivett                         Heather Cerny
           Yuletide Dances ................................................................. by Timothy Broege
                                                                                                                  Teo Crider                    Derik Lee                              Alex Osetek
            Carol of the Shepherds ................................................. arr. by Philip Sparke        Kellen Hawley
           Santa Songs ..................................................................... arr. by Ralph Ford   Alicia DeVoll                 Bass Clarinet                          Trombones
                                                                                                                  Heidi Lotze                   Amanda Fay                             Owen Suttles
                                                                                                                  Elise Walker                                                         Rick Casey
                                                                                                                  Emma Rousseau                 Alto Saxophones                        Jamie Parfitt
                                                                                                                  Jeff Echols                   Cameron Wiemerslage
                                                                                                                                                Wesley Hargrove                        Baritone
                                                                                                                  Oboe                          Greg Morton                            Peter Johnson
                                              B-EHS Wind Ensemble                                                 Sararose Reisman              Ronnie Perry
                                                                                                                                                Sam Zimmerman                          Tuba
A Renaissance Christmas
                                                                                                                  Clarinets                                                            Alvin Deighton
           1. Carol of the Birds .................................... arr. by Johnnie Vinson                      SaraBeth O’Neill              Tenor Saxophones
           2. Veni Emmanuel ........................................ arr. by Johnnie Vinson                       Rachel Chase                  Rebecca Wright                         Percussion
           3. In Dulci Jubilo ......................................... arr. by Johnnie Vinson                    Dylan Tipps                   Paul Toms                              Anna Tivel
           4. Old Brenton Carol ................................. arr. by Robert W. Smith                         Nick Martin                   Robin Cully                            Mike Sullivan
           Fantasia for a King ................................................. arr. by Robert Thurston          Val Nolan                                                            Nick Sakuma
                                                                                                                  Christina Sackman                                                    Matt Schwer
         O Holy Night ................................................................. arr. by Calvin Custer
                                                                                                                                                                                       Joe Zucchi
            How the Grinch Stole Christmas .................................... arr. by Larry Clark
                                                                                                      Program Notes
                                                                        Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Words & Music by J. Fred (John
                                                                        Frederick) Coots and Henry Gillespie, 1932 - Two elements in this song have
                    B-EHS Jazz Ensemble                                 made it of particular interest to children as well as adults. First is the
                                                                        attention-getting opening-line warning, "You better watch out," and second is
Saxes                      Trumpets                     Trombones       the delightful promise of an upcoming event, "Santa Claus is coming to
Terry Surratt              Dan Walsh                    Jimmy Lyons     town." Coupled with a bouncy and catchy melody, these teasers have made
Cameron Wiemerslage Rachel Wallace              Steven Cole             the 1932 composition by lyricist Haven Gillespie (1888-1975) and musician
Robbie Baize               Alvin Deighton               David Wallace   John Frederick Coots (1897 - ) one of the most successful of all popular
Tyler Freeman      Bryan Jones          Corey Robinson                  Christmas carols. Only "Rudolph" and "White Christmas" have outsold this
Scott Wade                                                              depression-era joyful gem. "Santa Claus Is Coming" was the best-known
                             Rhythm Section                             piece by either Gillespie or Coots, although both had other successful hits. It
 Rebecca Wright, piano; Wyatt Russ, guitar; Peter Bridgman, bass;       was only by luck and/or persistence that their famous collaborative
              David Bridgman & Mac Dear, trap set                       achievement ever got recorded. Two frustrating years passed before the
                                                                        songwriters could get anyone to sing their composition. Finally, just before
                                                                        Thanksgiving 1934, Eddie Cantor, the popular entertainer and Coot's
                                                                        employer, performed the song on his radio show; it took some persuasion
                                                                        from Cantor's wife Ida to bring about the premier. Needless to say, Cantor's
                                                                        presentation was extremely well received, and "Santa Claus is Coming,"
                                                                        aided by subsequent multi-million-selling recordings by Bing Crosby with the
                    B-EHS Wind Ensemble                                 Andrews Sisters and by Perry Como, has become one of the more pleasant
                                                                        fixtures of our holiday season.
Flutes                  Bass Clarinet              Trumpets
Clinton Griffeth        Amanda Fay                 Dan Walsh            Go Tell It On The Mountain - John Wesley Work, Jr., 1872-1925 - Work
Kristen Nicol                                      Rachel Wallace       graduated from Fisk University (AB 1895, MA 1898). He taught Latin and
Jennifer Foxworth       Bassoon                                         Greek at Fisk, becoming chairman of the Latin & History Departments in
                        Elisabeth Hedman           Trombones            1906. From 1923 until his death, he served as president of Roger Williams
Oboe                                               Jimmy Lyons          University in Nashville, Tennessee. Work was a pioneer in collecting, per-
Rebecca Wright          Alto Saxophones            Steven Cole          forming, and preserving African-American folk music.
                        Lynna Kvistad              David Wallace
Clarinets               Robbie Baize               Corey Robinson       Yuletide Dances – The original version of “Yuletide Dances” was composed
SaraBeth O’Neill        Terry Surratt                                   in 1972 for the Manasquan Elementary School Concert Band of Manasquan,
Dana Parent                                        Baritone             New Jersey. The music was extensively revised in 2002 and now takes the
Dan Denton              Tenor Saxophone            Peter Bridgman       form of a fantasia on traditional Advent and Christmas tunes. Included in
Roselyn Gunderson       Tyler Freeman                                   part or whole are the Advent tunes “Picardy” (Let All Mortal Flesh Keep
Cody Logan                                         String Bass          Silence), the carols “Hark, The Herald Angels Sing”, “Joy to the World”, and
Kira Birkett            Baritone Saxophone         Wyatt Russ           the seasonal songs “Deck the Halls”, “Jingle Bells”, and “Jolly Old St,
Sara Jo Shepler         Scott Wade                                      Nicholas”.
Arielle Genther                                    Percussion
                                                                        Carol of the Shepherds - The Hymn Tune „Quem Pastores Laudavere‟
                        French Horn                David Bridgman                           th
                                                                        dates back to the 14 Century and is widely known in the Christian world.
                        Aubree Johnson             Mac Dear
                                                                        Although the tune has been set to a number of different texts in different
countries, it was originally a carol, celebrating the Christmas story, in            different name, and one verse sung or chanted each evening (as opposed to
particular the visit of the Angel Gabriel to the Shepherds.                          being sung together as a separate hymn, at least initially). The antiphons
                                                                                     date back at least to the reign of Charlemagne (771-814), and there is an
Santa Songs (“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Here Comes                         series, Fame. He combines with long time, animation score veteran, Eugene
Santa Claus”) – See Jazz Band notes for “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.             Poddany, to give How the Grinch Stole Christmas the familiar musical
“Here Comes Santa Claus” - Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman, 1947 -                    atmosphere most closely related to the popular Bugs Bunny and Friends
Gene Autry has played a pivotal role in three of our best-known Christmas            cartoons of the 1950's and 1960's. Hague's contributions are the memorable
songs. Two of them, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the                 melodies for those Grinch-songs we love to sing along to. The music is far
Snowman" were written for him, and his performance made them famous.                 from just purposeless underscore but fully serves as sound effects, as
The first, however - "Here comes Santa Claus" - he had a hand in writing, as         changes in attitude, emotion and intent. Both Hague and Poddany had
well. According to Autry, he was inspired to the lyrics while riding ahead of        established long, working relationships with the cartoon's producer, Chuck
the Santa float on his horse down Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards, in the            Jones, and their signature sound and feel can be found in dozens of Bugs
annual Hollywood Christmas parade. At the time he was at the top of his              Bunny cartoons and Tom & Jerry episodes of the 1960's. The 1966
profession, and he was a little confused that, as he cantered around on his          television classic included some other big names as well. Boris Karloff, best
world-famous horse and waved, the kids could care less. They just looked             known for his 1931 portrayal of Frankenstein, narrated and provided the
past him, and down the street, screaming at the top of their lungs about their       voice in the 1966 version of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. But
sighting: "Here comes Santa Claus! Here Comes Santa Claus!!" At the time,            the classic solo of You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (and all other musical
the Hollywood Christmas Parade had a different name. It was called "The              numbers attributed to the Grinch) were performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, the
Santa Claus Lane Parade". And one other thing, many people don‟t know                same voice who gives Tony the Tiger his Grrrreeeeaat! sound. Ravenscroft
that Autry‟s original version had a third verse: Here comes Santa Claus/Here         was overlooked when the credits for the movie were added, causing concern
comes Santa Claus/Right down Santa Claus Lane/He'll come around when                 for Theodor Geisel, who made a personal attempt to publicly note the error.
chimes ring out/It's Christmas time again/Peace on earth will come to all/If
we just follow the light/So let's give thanks to the Lord above/'Cause Santa         “Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah – Handel was born in 1685 near
Claus comes tonight.                                                                 Leipzig, Germany where his family lived in a former tavern. Handel moved to
                                                                                     London, England in 1710 to try and take advantage of a new opera house in
A Renaissance Christmas                                                              the Haymarket and became a British subject in 1726. In 1741, Handel was
         1. Carol of the Birds – Bas-Quercy, France - Carol of the Birds is          invited by the lord lieutenant of Dublin, Ireland to visit the city. Handel, who
also known by its first line of lyrics, “Whence comes this rush of wings?”           had written the entire “Messiah” in just three weeks, took the score with him,
Because they believed that nature was created pure and beautiful, the                and “The Messiah” was successfully premiered in Dublin on April 13, 1742.
French peasants composed many carols depicting animals, trees and                    The “Hallelujah Chorus” is the best known chorus from the “Messiah”; the
flowers. A legend tells of the enchantment of animals whereby on each                most widely performed oratorio of all time. Tradition holds that during one of
Christmas Eve the animals can speak. In this carol the birds follow the “noel        the “Messiah‟s” earliest performances, King George II, who was in
star” and give the gift of song to the infant Jesus. The eagle, finch, robin,        attendance, stood up at the beginning of the song which caused the rest of
cuckoo and lark sing their best songs, and even the harsh tones of the               the audience to stand as well. No one is really sure why he stood, but
magpie, jay and raven are not left out. One verse tells of the sparrow flying        audiences today continue to honor this tradition by standing during the
with the angels to Bethlehem. Another tells of the fat little partridge that flies   performance of this powerful, inspiring, and beloved music.
to Bethlehem to build his nest in the stall near the manger and sing his love-
undying to the infant.                                                               ***This piece is also our annual close to our concert. Any former Band
         2. Veni Emmanuel - This Advent hymn, written in 1851 by the Rev.                                           member of the
John Mason Neale (1818-66), was based on one of the oldest of Christian               B-EHS Band program, family member, or anyone who has been in the
prayers – referred to as the "O" Antiphons (also the "Great" Antiphons and                                   Band is invited each year to
"The Seven O‟s"). The prayer was originally recited as a part of the evening           bring their instrument to the concert and join us in the playing of the
prayers of the Catholic Church in the Octave before Christmas (from 16 to 23                                     “Hallelujah Chorus”.
December, omitting St. Thomas‟ Day, December 21, but after the                       If you didn’t bring it with you this year, we’ll look for you next year!!!***
         Reformation from 17 to 23 December). It was sung in a series of
seven short stanzas, each section praising the coming of the Savior by a
                                                   Program notes prepared by Mr. Quehrn   Fantasia for a King – based on “Good King Wenceslas” - In 1853, John
                                                                                          Mason Neale chose Wenceslas as the subject for a children‟s song to
                                                                                          exemplify generosity. It quickly became a Christmas favorite, even though its
English poem based on them by Cynewuff (c. 8oo). One source stated that                   words clearly indicate that Wenceslas „looked out‟ on St. Stephen‟s Day, the
Boethius (c. 480-524) made a slight reference to them, thereby suggesting                 day after Christmas. So Good King Wenceslas is actually a Boxing Day
their presence at that time. The usage of the "O Antiphons" was so prevalent              carol! For a tune, Neale picked up a spring carol, originally sung with the
in monasteries that the phrases, "Keep your O" and "The Great O Antiphons"                Latin text „Tempus adest floridum‟ or „Spring has unwrapped her
were common parlance. More verses were added to the original seven,                       flowers‟. This original spring tune was first published in 1582 in a collection
including one for Christmas Day. However, it is clear that the seven were                 of Swedish church and school songs. Who was King Wenceslas
designed as a group, since their initial letters, ignoring the 'O', spell out the         anyway? Wenceslas was the Duke of Bohemia who was murdered in 929
reverse acrostic 'SARCORE'--'ero cras', 'I shall be [with you] tomorrow."                 AD by his wicked younger brother, Boleslav. As the song indicates, he was a
According to some sources, by the 12th or 13th century, five of the verses                good, honest, and strongly principled man. The song expresses his high
had been put together to form the verses of a single hymn, with the refrain               moral character in describing King Wenceslas braving a fierce storm in order
"Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel nascetur pro te, Israel" ("Rejoice! Rejoice!                      to help feed a poor neighbour. Wenceslas believed that his Christian faith
Emmanuel; Shall come to thee, O Israel"). The seven antiphons, upon                       needed to be put into action in practical ways. Wenceslas was brought up
which Neale based his translation, were sung at Vespers of the Liturgy of the             with a strong Christian faith by his grandmother St. Ludmila. Wenceslas‟ own
Hours before and after the Magnificat from December 17 to 23, with Dec. 24                mother Drahomira, however, joined forces with an anti-Christian group that
being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas                  murdered Wenceslas‟ grandmother, and seized power in Bohemia. Two
Vigil. Each stanza addressed the Messiah with one of his titles, and close                years later in 922 AD, the evil Drahomira was deposed, and Good King
with petitions appropriate to the title. They are, in their original order: "O            Wenceslas became the ruler. He became Bohemia‟s most famous martyr
Sapientia, quae ex ore altissimi..." (O Wisdom from on high...), "O Adonai et             and patron saint. His picture appeared on Bohemian coins, and the Crown of
dux domus Israel..." (O Lord and leader of the house of Israel...), "O Radix              Wenceslas became the symbol of Czech independence.
Jesse qui stas in signum populorum..." (O Root of Jesse who stood as a
standard of the people...), "O Clavis David et sceptrum domus..." (O Key of
                                                                                          O Holy Night - Words by Chappeau de Roquemaure; Translated by John S.
David and scepter of our home...), "O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae..." (O
                                                                                          Dwight; Music By Adolphe-Charles Adam 1840-ish - The words to O Holy
Dayspring, splendor of eternal light...), "O Rex gentium et desideratus..." (O
                                                                                          Night were written by Placide Clappeau, in 1847. Clappeau was a wine
longed-for King of the nations...), "O Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster..." (O
                                                                                          merchant and mayor of Roquemaure, who wrote poems for his own
Emmanuel, our king and law-giver...).
                                                                                          enjoyment. It was translated from French to English by Unitarian minister
          3. In Dulci Jubilo - This tune is most always associated with the text,
                                                                                          John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893). Dwight must have done this on his off-
"Good Christian Friends, Rejoice." The text and tune of this popular
                                                                                          time, because between preaching, he was also busy making a name for
"macaronic" carol--a carol in which both Latin and a vernacular language are
                                                                                          himself as a music critic for his self-produced magazine, "Dwight's Journal of
used--have been associated together as long as the carol has been known.
                                                                                          Music". Apparently, his writing is now considered incredibly valuable by
Its earliest appearance is in a manuscript in Leipzig University Library, Codex
                                                                                          musicologists, because he alone chronicled the development of music
1305, from around 1400. It is first mentioned by a writer who describes a
                                                                                          through the New England states before, during, and after the Civil War. The
vision of the mystic Heinrich of Suso, who died in 1366. In his vision he saw
                                                                                          music was written by Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803-1856). Adam was born in
the angels gathering around him and dancing with him as they sang the carol
                                                                                          Paris, France. He is best known for his ballet Giselle (1841) and his operatic
to him.
                                                                                          work.
          4. Old Brenton Carol – This piece is based on “Come Ye Lofty”,
which was originally harmonized by Gustav Holst in 1910. The original Holst
                                                                                          How the Grinch Stole Christmas - How the Grinch Stole Christmas has
setting was included in his “Christmas Day” for chorus and orchestra.
                                                                                          become a Holiday classic and no small part of that is the unforgettable
Inspired by the many works of Gutav Holst, Robert W. Smith has provided
                                                                                          music. It is most noted for its memorable lyrics, penned by the good Dr.
this setting for concert band. The work is dedicated to the memory of Mrs.
                                                                                          Seuss, himself, Ted Geisel. Unfortunately the remainder of the music is lost
Alta Sue Hawkings, a gifted musician and teacher, who first introduced Mr.
                                                                                          in the shadow of such kiddie-classics as You're a Mean One, Mr.
Smith to the sacred works of Holst. “Old Brenton Carol” is the third
                                                                                          Grinch. The talents of composers Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany
movement of the “Holst Winter Suite for Band”. The remaining movements
                                                                                          certainly help the redemption story of The Grinch be told. Albert Hague may
include “On This Day Earth Shall Ring” and “In the Bleak Midwinter”.
not be the most familiar composer, but he has been composing for film and         not be the most familiar composer, but he has been composing for film and
television since the 1960's. He has also made a number of notable                 television since the 1960's. He has also made a number of notable
appearances as Professor Shorofosky in the feature film and television            appearances as Professor Shorofosky in the feature film and television
exemplify generosity. It quickly became a Christmas favorite, even though its     English poem based on them by Cynewuff (c. 8oo). One source stated that
words clearly indicate that Wenceslas „looked out‟ on St. Stephen‟s Day, the      Boethius (c. 480-524) made a slight reference to them, thereby suggesting
day after Christmas. So Good King Wenceslas is actually a Boxing Day              their presence at that time. The usage of the "O Antiphons" was so prevalent
carol! For a tune, Neale picked up a spring carol, originally sung with the       in monasteries that the phrases, "Keep your O" and "The Great O Antiphons"
Latin text „Tempus adest floridum‟ or „Spring has unwrapped her                   were common parlance. More verses were added to the original seven,
flowers‟. This original spring tune was first published in 1582 in a collection   including one for Christmas Day. However, it is clear that the seven were
of Swedish church and school songs. Who was King Wenceslas                        designed as a group, since their initial letters, ignoring the 'O', spell out the
anyway? Wenceslas was the Duke of Bohemia who was murdered in 929                 reverse acrostic 'SARCORE'--'ero cras', 'I shall be [with you] tomorrow."
AD by his wicked younger brother, Boleslav. As the song indicates, he was a       According to some sources, by the 12th or 13th century, five of the verses
good, honest, and strongly principled man. The song expresses his high            had been put together to form the verses of a single hymn, with the refrain
moral character in describing King Wenceslas braving a fierce storm in order      "Gaude, gaude, Emmanuel nascetur pro te, Israel" ("Rejoice! Rejoice!
to help feed a poor neighbour. Wenceslas believed that his Christian faith        Emmanuel; Shall come to thee, O Israel"). The seven antiphons, upon
needed to be put into action in practical ways. Wenceslas was brought up          which Neale based his translation, were sung at Vespers of the Liturgy of the
with a strong Christian faith by his grandmother St. Ludmila. Wenceslas‟ own      Hours before and after the Magnificat from December 17 to 23, with Dec. 24
mother Drahomira, however, joined forces with an anti-Christian group that        being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas
murdered Wenceslas‟ grandmother, and seized power in Bohemia. Two                 Vigil. Each stanza addressed the Messiah with one of his titles, and close
years later in 922 AD, the evil Drahomira was deposed, and Good King              with petitions appropriate to the title. They are, in their original order: "O
Wenceslas became the ruler. He became Bohemia‟s most famous martyr                Sapientia, quae ex ore altissimi..." (O Wisdom from on high...), "O Adonai et
and patron saint. His picture appeared on Bohemian coins, and the Crown of        dux domus Israel..." (O Lord and leader of the house of Israel...), "O Radix
Wenceslas became the symbol of Czech independence.                                Jesse qui stas in signum populorum..." (O Root of Jesse who stood as a
                                                                                  standard of the people...), "O Clavis David et sceptrum domus..." (O Key of
O Holy Night - Words by Chappeau de Roquemaure; Translated by John S.             David and scepter of our home...), "O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae..." (O
Dwight; Music By Adolphe-Charles Adam 1840-ish - The words to O Holy              Dayspring, splendor of eternal light...), "O Rex gentium et desideratus..." (O
Night were written by Placide Clappeau, in 1847. Clappeau was a wine              longed-for King of the nations...), "O Emmanuel, rex et legifer noster..." (O
merchant and mayor of Roquemaure, who wrote poems for his own                     Emmanuel, our king and law-giver...).
enjoyment. It was translated from French to English by Unitarian minister                   3. In Dulci Jubilo - This tune is most always associated with the text,
John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893). Dwight must have done this on his off-          "Good Christian Friends, Rejoice." The text and tune of this popular
time, because between preaching, he was also busy making a name for               "macaronic" carol--a carol in which both Latin and a vernacular language are
himself as a music critic for his self-produced magazine, "Dwight's Journal of    used--have been associated together as long as the carol has been known.
Music". Apparently, his writing is now considered incredibly valuable by          Its earliest appearance is in a manuscript in Leipzig University Library, Codex
musicologists, because he alone chronicled the development of music               1305, from around 1400. It is first mentioned by a writer who describes a
through the New England states before, during, and after the Civil War. The       vision of the mystic Heinrich of Suso, who died in 1366. In his vision he saw
music was written by Adolphe-Charles Adam (1803-1856). Adam was born in           the angels gathering around him and dancing with him as they sang the carol
Paris, France. He is best known for his ballet Giselle (1841) and his operatic    to him.
work.                                                                                       4. Old Brenton Carol – This piece is based on “Come Ye Lofty”,
                                                                                  which was originally harmonized by Gustav Holst in 1910. The original Holst
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - How the Grinch Stole Christmas has               setting was included in his “Christmas Day” for chorus and orchestra.
become a Holiday classic and no small part of that is the unforgettable           Inspired by the many works of Gutav Holst, Robert W. Smith has provided
music. It is most noted for its memorable lyrics, penned by the good Dr.          this setting for concert band. The work is dedicated to the memory of Mrs.
Seuss, himself, Ted Geisel. Unfortunately the remainder of the music is lost      Alta Sue Hawkings, a gifted musician and teacher, who first introduced Mr.
in the shadow of such kiddie-classics as You're a Mean One, Mr.                   Smith to the sacred works of Holst. “Old Brenton Carol” is the third
Grinch. The talents of composers Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany                  movement of the “Holst Winter Suite for Band”. The remaining movements
certainly help the redemption story of The Grinch be told. Albert Hague may       include “On This Day Earth Shall Ring” and “In the Bleak Midwinter”.
Fantasia for a King – based on “Good King Wenceslas” - In 1853, John
Mason Neale chose Wenceslas as the subject for a children‟s song to

								
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