Folk Songs presented by University Symphonic Band
The University of Memphis Symphonic Band’s celebration of the tradition of adapting folk songs to the concert band medium, focusing on Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat, is an exciting event that highlights the versatility and artistry of the band repertoire.
Gustav Holst’s First Suite in E-Flat influences the concert band repertoire. It was composed in 1909 and showcases Holst’s masterful use of folk songs and melodies within a concert band composition. The suite consists of three movements that are skillfully crafted, combining rich harmonies, expressive melodies, and vibrant rhythms.
Additionally, the concert will feature other arrangements of folk songs tailored explicitly for the concert band, showcasing the versatility and adaptability of this musical ensemble.