© Mold Town Concert Band
Music for most, if not all, tastes!
'Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones', as the saying goes and more -
(While the Band is proud to lead the annual Remembrance Day Parade in Mold, we do
prefer to sit down to perform whenever possible -
Below is a sample of our repertoire.
Marches being perhaps the staple diet of a band, have recently included, from the
good old US of A, Bandology, Flying Tigers, St Louis Blues March and, from closer
to home, Barnard Castle, Soldiers in the Park, Out of the Blue and Walkabout, plus
the ever popular Spanish paso doble/march Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor and the
little known Karussellbrise, described as a polka/march -
Dance inspired pieces have included arrangements of such familiar pieces as Brahms' Hungarian Dance Number 5, Bizet's Farandole, the ubiquitous Waltz No 2 by Shostakovich and 1950s number Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson. Original compositions include Mountain Country Dances and Ballad & Dance from the pen of Johnnie Vinson, and Hugh Stuart's Three Ayres from Gloucester.
Originating in an age of antiquity, long before the concert wind band was conceived,
is Respighi's Airs of the Court -
Stage & Screen have been represented by selections from Fiddler on the Roof, highlights from Oliver, Irving Berlin’s From Rags to Ritz, Bright Lights on Broadway, All Shook Up and themes from The Great Race, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Strike Up the Band with the world of opera being represented by a suite from Carmen. Follow that with something more soothing? How about Moon River, A Whiter Shade of Pale, Yesterday, music from Lion King, the haunting saxophone solo in Bruce Fraser's Dreamscape or an arrangement of the traditional melody, Londonderry Air?
For further folk-
Into 2014 we're getting to grips with some new numbers. To date, already sampled
are Tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein, General Wooster March, Come Fly with Me, Marching
Song by Holst, and New York, New York. We’re also blowing the dust off Aces High,
Liberty Bell, The Great Waldo Pepper March, A Little Tango Music, Concert Prelude
and, topically, Singin' in the Rain -