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ASU Ensemble to Host ‘Night of Brass’

April 03, 2012

Angelo State University’s Brass Choir will hold a “Night of Brass” concert Tuesday, April 10, in The Heights Baptist Church, 4512 Sherwood Way.

The 7:30 p.m. concert is open free to the public.  The program will feature familiar marches, suites, English folk songs and dances that span a 400-year historic timeline of Western art music.  Selections will include instrumentals from English composers William Byrd, Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, Percy Grainger and Gustave Holst. 

Byrd and Purcell represent schools of British composers from earlier historic periods, while Britten, Elgar, Grainger and Holst symbolize the strength and influence of British composers in the 20th century. 

Arrangements for the concert pieces come from a variety of instrumental sources, including those originally written for British brass ensembles, wind and concert bands, the orchestral repertoire and the keyboard anthology, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. 

The Brass Choir is directed by Dr. Edward Surface, associate professor of music. 

For more information, call the ASU Art and Music Department at 325-942-2085.