2008-2009 Repertoire


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Alumni Gala Concert

Howard Performing Arts Center  · Saturday, September 27, 2008 · 8:30 pm

Olympic Fanfare and Theme (1984)

John Williams/Jim Curnow

A Jubilant Overture (1970)

Alfred Reed

Cake Walk from Suite of Old American Dances (1950)

Robert Russell Bennett

An American in Paris (1929)

George Gershwin/John Krance

Time to Say Goodbye (2007)

F. Peterson/ Don Campbel

Carrie Vandenburgh & Anthony James, Vocal Duet



Fall Concert

Howard Performing Arts Center · Saturday, October 25, 2008 · 8:00 pm

Suite of Old American Dances (1950)

Robert Russell Bennett

  1. Cakewalk
  2. Schottische
  3. Western One-Step
  4. Wallflower Waltz
  5. Rag


Down a Country Lane (1962)

Aaron Copland/Merlin Patterson

The Vanished Army (1919)

Kenneth J. Alford

The Gallant Seventh March (1922/1971)

John P. Sousa/Ed.Frederick Fennell

Fugue IV from The Art of the Fugue (1967)

J.S. Bach/Irving Rosenthal

Saxophone Quartet

Ryan Babienco, Soprano Saxophone
John Clark, Alto Saxophone
Adam Cain, Tenor Saxophone
Kitty Rivas, Baritone Saxophone

Rejouissance (1988)

James Curnow


Sidney Bechet

Daniel Mendoza, Clarinet
Max Keller, Trumpet




















Holiday Concert

Howard Performing Arts Center · Saturday, November 22, 2008 · 8:00 pm

On This Day Earth Shall Ring (1924)

Gustav T. Holst/Robert W. Smith

Cradlesong (1995)

Steven Barton

The Bluebells of Scotland (1954)

Leroy Anderson

Abner L. Perales, Graduate Student Director

Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head (1993)

Appalachian Folk Carol/Tom Wallace

Patapan (1924)

French Folk Carol/Tom Wallace

The Eighth Candle (1997)

Steve Reisteter

Wind Symphony

Carol of the Bells

M. Leontovich/Gary Olson

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hugh Martin/Angus Armstrong

AU Brass Quintet

Silent Night

Franz Gruber/Alonso Monarrez

Jingle Bells

Traditional/Abner L. Perales

AU Clarinet Ensemble

God Rest You Merry Gentleman

Traditional/Lennie Niehaus

First Noel

Traditional/Lennie Niehaus

AU Sax Quartet

Winter Wonderland (1934/2007)

Felix Bernard/Jack Cooper

White Christmas (1940/1995)

Irving Berlin/Roger Holmes

Philip Byrd, Baritone

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1943/2001)

Walter Kent/Greg Yasinitsky

The Christmas Waltz (1954/2008)

Julie Styne/John Berry

Vito Charneco, Soprano & Alto Saxophone

Baby, It’s Cold Outside (1948/2007)

Frank Loesser/Roger Holmes

Still, Still, Still (2004)

Paul Clark

Feliz Navidad (1970/2001)

Jose Feliciano/Paul Murtha

AU Jazz Ensemble

A Christmas Festival (1952)

Leroy Anderson

Wind Symphony



Pops Concert

Howard Performing Arts Center · Saturday, February 21, 2009 · 8:00 pm

Overture to “Candide” (1956)

Leonard Bernstein/Clare Grundman

Sòlas Ané (2006)

Samuel R. Hazo

Thoughts of Love (1939)

Arthur Pryor

Gary Cooper, Trombone

Fusion (2007)

  1. Overture
  2. Ballad
  3. Fusion

Brain Balmages


Prairiesong (2002)

Carl Strommen

Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

Klaus Badelt/John Wasso




Vesper Concert

Howard Performing Arts Center · Friday, March 6, 2009  · 7:30 pm

Resplendent Glory (2007)

Rossano Galante

Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold) (2005)

Eric Whitacre

Anthem (2008)

Mark Camphouse

Alleluia (1993)

Randall Thompson/Trans. Lewis J. Buckley

O Worship the King (2001)

Arr. Jeff Cranfill

Farandole on “Glorious Name” (2003)

Arr. Phillip E. Allen

Dr. Douglas Smith, Guest Director

Chorale and Shaker Dance (1972)

John Zdechlik



Thank You Concert

Howard Performing Arts Center  · Sunday, April 19, 2009  · 4:00 pm

Metamorphosis (On An Original Cakewalk) (2005)

Daniel Kallman

First Suite in Eb (1909)

  1. Chaconne
  2. Intermezzo
  3. March

Gustav Holst


Abner Perales, Graduate Student Director

Fugue II in C minor

J.S. Bach/A.A. Monarrez

AU Brass Quintet

Body and Soul (1930)

John Green/George Stone

Michael Martins & John Clark, Alto Saxophone
Daniel Mendoza, Tenor Saxophone

Georgia on My Mind (1930)

Hoagy Carmichael/Dave Barduhn

Michael Martins & John Clark, Alto Saxophone

Pecking Order (2007)

Kris Berg

  1. Daniel Mendoza, Tenor Saxophone
  2. John Clark, Alto Saxophone
  3. Hsiang Hsu, Bass
  4. Jonathan Mall, Guitar

Jazz Ensemble

Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song  (2005)

Samuel Hazo

Sonoran Desert Holiday (1995)

Ron Nelson

Wind Symphony