The D’Angelo Department of Music will feature a variety of small ensembles in concert on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Walker Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.
The Saxophone Quartet will present an arrangement of “October” by Eric Whitacre.
“October” is a contemporary piece written in 2000.
It is arranged by Ritz and Sullivan.
They will also perform “Hip is What?” by Bruce Evans.
Finally, their third piece is Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, normally known as the “Little Fugue.”
It is a piece of organ music written by Johann Sebastian Bach, but this composition will be a variation of the original.
The saxophone quartet will be directed by Rebecca Wunch, part-time instructor of clarinet, class piano, theory/aural skills lab, orchestral/chamber music and woodwind ensemble.
The Clarinet Choir, also directed by Wunch, will present three pieces.
One of the pieces will be “A Stephen Foster Medley” by Stephen Foster.
The choir will also perform a Brazilian-influenced piece titled “Tico Tico” by Zequinha Abreu. It is arranged by Sjoerd van der Veen.
This is the piece he is most well-known for and was originally called “Tico-Tico no Farelo.”
Their final piece is the old theme song of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” the “Funeral March of the Marionette” by Charles Gounod and arranged by Ray Thompson.
It was written in 1872 for solo piano and orchestrated in 1879. However, it became popular due to the television show.
The Flute Ensemble, directed by Josie Kost, instructor of flute, will perform selections from “Three Pastorales for Three Flutes” by Henri Tomasi.
The ensemble will perform “Sonata for 3 Flutes” in G Major by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier.
The Brass Ensemble will be directed by Kent Tucker, instructor of trombone, and consists of two trumpet players, two horn players and two trombone players.
They will be playing “Canzon Primi Toni” by Giovanni Gabrieli.
Composed in 1597, “Canzon Primi Toni” is an antiphonal piece for two brass choirs.
They will play a brass quintet arrangement of the 20th century English composer Gustav Holst’s Second Suite in F.
They will also perform a Canadian Brass arrangement of an old favorite, “Amazing Grace.”
The Carpe Diem Women’s Choir is a small ensemble of music education majors.
This ensemble is directed by Rebecca Ryan.
They will be performing “God Be In My Head” by John Rutter.
They will also be performing two Renaissance pieces: “Sacrum Convivium” by Roberto Remondi and “O Vos Omnes” by Tomas Luis de Victoria.
The String Chamber Ensemble consists of two different groups and will be directed by Jonathan Moser, visiting instructor of music.
The first consists of Devon Shah, piano; Caryn Moore, violin; and Matthew Su, violin.
They will be performing Shostakovich’s “5 Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano.”
The second group is performing the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Octet.
The violinists are Sadie Anderson, Kayla Bravchok, Leah Elberfeld and Hannah Byard.
The violists are Sally Stanton and Moser.
The cellists are Mariana Mathewson and Dan Bainbridge.
The concert is free and open to the public