CU Wind Ensemble to perform April 22

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By The Staff

The Campbellsville University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Director of Bands Dr. David M. McCullough, will present its spring concert on Tuesday, April 22 at 8 p.m. in the University's Ransdell Chapel.

The concert is free and open to the public.

"The program will feature some of the greatest works of the wind band repertoire and should offer an exciting concert experience for audience and performers alike," McCullough said.

McCullough said the concert will begin with Frank Ticheli's breath-taking "Pacific Fanfare." Scored for three antiphonal brass and percussion choirs with woodwinds, this work is a contemporary tribute to the famed Venetian Baroque composer Giovanni Gabrieli.

Next on the program will be "Resplendent Glory," a dramatic new overture by Rossano Galante featuring soaring melodies and particularly colorful harmonies. McCullough said the next pieces will be Eric Whitacr's "enchanting" mini tone poem, "Lux Aurumque," and two of Percy Grainger's most beloved works for band - "Molly on the Shore" and "Irish Tune from County Derry." The final number will be Alfred Reed's immortal masterpiece "Russian Christmas Music."

"All of these numbers have wide audience appeal, which should make for a very enjoyable concert by some of the University's best young talent," McCullough said.

The Wind Ensemble is the elite performing ensemble of the University Bands, McCullough said. Membership is earned through audition or by special invitation of the director.

"The Wind Ensemble's 50 members are arguably the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists from the university campus and surrounding communities," he said.

The concert will be presented in the university's new Ransdell Chapel.

For more information, contact the School of Music at 789-5237.