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Percussion & Brass Concert

Percussion & Brass Concert


The Covenant College brass ensemble and early music consort, under the direction of Prof. David Long, and the percussion ensemble, under the direction of Prof. Stephen Humphries, will present their fall concert on November 12, 2013, in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel.

The evening will feature selections from Bach, Strauss, Handel, and more. Catherine Mullins ’14, winner of this year’s Mountain Affair, has arranged three Celtic dance pieces for the early music consort performance. The night will conclude with a performance of How Great Thou Art.

"Usually, my arrangements have parts written out specifically for each instrument," said Mullins. "But I did this for only the first of the three Irish dances.  For the other two dances, I provided the musicians with copies of the melodies and assigned parts.  Sometimes my instructions were specific, such as 'Play this melody here.'  Sometimes my instructions were more vague, such as 'Play whatever you want here.'  As a result, there is an exciting level of performer subjectivity in the arrangement."

The brass choir, early music consort, and percussion ensemble are made up of professor, student, and alumni performers.

“It's exciting to see how much the music department has grown over the past few years, specifically in percussion and brass,” said Ben Kinnebrew ’14. “It has taken a lot of hard work to get to where they are, so I'm excited to see how their work has paid off.”

The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.