When a wind band plays, it tells a musical story. There are many voices, each one expresses to the listener a melodic monologue or harmonic dialog to help describe each tale. Included in the five tales of this episode of Wind & Rhythm is the story of Haakon, a Norwegian King, and today we’ll hear the story of his saga.
The Saga of Haakon the Good Philip Sparke Nagoya University of Arts Wind Orchestra,
Jan Van der Roost Teutonic Tales for Tuba and Wind Ensemble Robert W. Smith University of Texas at El Paso Symphonic Winds,
Ron Hufstader Viktor's Tale from “The Terminal” John Williams US Coast Guard Band, Captain Kenneth W. Megan Parable IX op. 121 Vincent Persichetti North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon Barcarolle from “Tales of Hoffman” J. Offenbach Black Dyke Mills Band, John Foster