Wind Ensembles Join Forces For Concert at Denison
Posted: October 29, 2006
Performances by the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles will make up the Wind Chamber Music concert on Denison's campus at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 8) in Burke Recital Hall. Free and open to the public, the concert will feature student ensembles.
The Oboe Ensemble will play two works by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier -- his "Trio Sonate No. 4" and "Trio Sonate No. 5." Among the most popular composers of 18th century France, de Boismortier published more than 100 works, all written with an eye on popularity says Nicolas del Grazia, an assistant professor of music at Denison and conductor of the wind ensembles.
The compositions were printed and re-printed, providing de Boismortier with enormous wealth but also making him the butt of many jokes. Posterity has judged him harshly but he was a knowledgeable composer. He was the first French composer to work within the new Italian innovation, the concerto. His works are often short and demonstrate a knowledge of how to skillfully use instruments of the same kind to produce varying tonal colors.
The Flute Ensemble, conducted by studio instructor Leslie Maaser, will play de Boismortier's "Concerto No. V in A Major" and Handel's "Royal Fireworks Suite" arranged for flute ensemble by Nora Kile. They also will play Bach's "Gavotte and Gigue," Haydn's "Trio in C Major" and Gabrieli's "Sonata Pian e Forte for Flute Octet." The Clarinet Ensemble will play Handel's "Sonata No. 5."
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Denison Music Department presents a concert featuring Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Brass Ensembles; 8 p.m., Wednesday (Nov. 8), Burke Recital Hall. Contact 740-587-620 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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