Boston Brass Quintet
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Green Bay, WI
“And the Nominees Are…”
First Half – “Our Favorites”
Best Symphonic Dance
Danza Fantastica – Joaquin Turina, arr. Chris Castellanos
Ritual Fire Dance – Manuel de Falla, arr. Jose Sibaja
Wachet auf – J.S. Bach, arr. Jose Sibaja
Best Golden Age of Brass Bands
Blue Bells of Scotland – Arthur Pryor arr. Sam Pilafian
Milonga del Angel – Astor Piazzolla arr. Jose Sibaja
Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin arr. Jack Gale
My Man’s Gone Now
It Ain’t Necessarily So
Verano Porteno – Astor 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.
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”.
West Side Story – Leonard 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.
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.