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 Buzzards Premiere
Author: Roger Aldridge 
Date:   2010-06-06 18:46

Just wanted to let friends on the forum know that Buzzards in Love, the concert band piece I wrote last year, is going to receive its premiere at Maryland Band Day on June 13 in Bel Air, MD. It will be performed by the Olney Concert Band. If I'm able to get a recording I'll post it on my page at the American Music Center.

I'm very impressed with how Brian Damron, OCB director, has worked with the band to bring this music to life. Last year, I started to have doubts about the band being able to play it. The composition is quite different from music typically played by concert band. However, thanks to Brian, it's coming together very well. His interpetation of the music exactly matches my concepts.

For those who live in Maryland, the Olney Concert Band starts at 5:00. If you Google Maryland Community Band Day, you'll find a website with info about the event.

My page at the AMC has the full concert band score for Buzzards as well as a leadsheet version. Link -- http://www.amc.net/RogerMAldridge (follow the link and click on the compositions tab)


Post Edited (2010-06-07 20:15)

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 Re: Buzzards Premiere
Author: Lelia Loban 2017
Date:   2010-06-07 11:49

Buzzards in Love -- what an excellent title! Break a leg!

To hear the audio, click on the "Scorch Plug-In" box above the score.

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 Re: Buzzards Premiere
Author: Roger Aldridge 
Date:   2010-06-07 12:20


Check out the programmatic titles for each section in the piece. The music expresses a story about the fictional buzzards. The titles are given in both the concert band score and the leadsheet. You can find them on my page at the AMC.

Since you play piano, please check out the leadsheet version of the piece.


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 Re: Buzzards Premiere
Author: Roger Aldridge 
Date:   2010-06-14 01:49

Many thanks to Brian Damron and the Olney Concert Band for the splendid premiere of Buzzards in Love. I am quite happy with the performance and audience response. The Buzzards soared!

Sadly, recordings were not made of any of the performances.


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