Boston Brass Quintet – Program

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Boston Brass Quintet
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Green Bay, WI

“And the Nominees Are…”

First Half – “Our Favorites”

Best Symphonic Dance

Danza FantasticaJoaquin Turina, arr. Chris Castellanos

Ritual Fire DanceManuel de Falla, arr. Jose Sibaja


Best Cantata

Wachet aufJ.S. Bach, arr. Jose Sibaja


Best Golden Age of Brass Bands

Blue Bells of ScotlandArthur Pryor  arr. Sam Pilafian


Best Tango

Milonga del Angel – Astor Piazzolla arr. Jose Sibaja


Best Opera

Porgy and Bess George Gershwin arr. Jack Gale

My Man’s Gone Now

It Ain’t Necessarily So


Best Season

Verano PortenoAstor Piazzolla, arr. Jose Sibaja


Second Half – “Your Favorites”

Best Movie Theme

The Green Hornet – Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral interlude, “Flight of the Bumblebee”, used for the radio series, was so strongly identified with The Green Hornet that it was retained as the theme for the tv series.

Three Amigos – Elmer Bernstein sets the mood of this western comedy with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short.

Silverado – This epic score of Americana melodies conjure the high plains and red rivers of the Wild West.


Best Ballad

Lullabye – Billy Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray, inspired this beautiful melody.

I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson’s tribute to one of the most influential jazz trumpet players of the 20th century.

Stardust – “A song about a song of love” is considered one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.


Best Crooner: Las Vegas Style

Sway – Dean Martin – Sung by original Rat Packer Dean Martin in 1954, this song has now been re-recorded by many artists, including Michael Bublé.

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra – Recorded with the Count Basie Band, this arrangement became closely associated with NASA’s Apollo space program.

I’ve Gotta Be Me – Sammy Davis, Jr. – Appearing in the first Rat Pack film, Ocean’s Eleven, this song was the title track for his 1968 album, “I’ve Gotta Be Me”.

Best Musical

West Side StoryLeonard Bernstein

Maria – Three notes that launch the main theme are a beautiful creation full of passion and warmth capturing Tony’s feelings of love.

Tonight – The movie version, featuring vocals by Marni Nixon(dubbing Natalie Wood) and Jimmy Bryant (dubbing Richard Beymer), finished at #59 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.

America – The alternating bars of 6/8 (six eighth-notes in two groups of three) with 3/4 (three quarter-notes) (similar to abulería) is a distinctive characteristic of the song.


Best Closer

Malaguena – The Stan Kenton Orchestra re-imagined this classic song as a fiery, big band showpiece.

Bugle Call Rag – Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller popularized this swing-era standard.

Caravan – One of the most popular songs from the vast songbook of Duke Ellington.