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Images in Brass

April 3, 2022 @ 2:30 pm -4:30 pm

Join Brass Band Northwest as we explore music that describes specific places or things or people. Composers have long sketched images in sound: Antonio Vivaldi faced bracing winter storms and delighted in bird songs in his violin concertos, Four Seasons and Richard Strauss summited a mountain in his Alpine Symphony, only two examples from many. Brass Band Northwest presents images painted in brass tones. 

Arthur Butterworth shows us three prints: Wyland Colliery (1839), a Deserted Farm (1840) and the Royal Border Bridge (1850). Sibelius composed Karelia to accompany staged tableau depicting historical events in Finland: a procession of laborers greeting Duke Narimont, the nostalgic musings of Swedish King, Karl Knutson and finally exuberant soldiers marching through a city. 

Duke Ellington depicts a preacher in action with reverential “amens” from the trombones. Debussy shows us a dream and a beautiful girl. Nancy Galbraith depicts the bright energy of a vibrant city from sun up to sun down and Chris Hazell introduces us to a saucy cat.


Gregson: Prelude for an Occasion (4:00)
Debussy/Colmer: Reverie (6:00)
Galbraith: Luminosity (8:00)
Sibelius: Karelia Suite (14:00)


Butterworth: Three Impressions (11:00)
Debussy: Girl with the Flaxen Hair (3:00)
Hazell: Three Brass Cats (10:00)
Ellington: The Shepherd (4:00)


April 3, 2022
2:30 pm -4:30 pm


Brass Band Northwest


Bellevue Presbyterian Church
1717 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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