Nationally known composer and conductor Andrew Glover will be the guest conductor at the Karl L. King Municipal Band concert at 7:30 p.m. today at the bandshell in Oleson Park.
The band will premier Glover's new work, "Trumpet Rhapsody," in memory of Wayne Crowe, a longtime member of the King Band's trumpet section from Pocahontas. Crowe died suddenly about a year ago, and this piece will incorporate the jazz styles of some of his favorite groups and soloists. Those sounds will be reminiscent of Bill Chase, Harry James, and the group Weather Report, which recorded the song "Birdland." Tim Miller from Humboldt will be the trumpet soloist.
The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Bell Choir will sell ice cream and fresh-baked cake before the concert starts, beginning around 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. No seating is provided, so bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Today's selections by Karl King will include his marches "Alhambra Grotto," "Cyrus The Great," and "The Melody Shop," his overture "Fountain of Youth," a ragtime selection titled "Kentucky Sunrise," and the galop "Circus Days." Another march on the program will be "Trumpets Up," by former conductor W.B. Green.
Conductor Jerrold Jimmerson has also included the "Introduction to Act III" from the opera "Lohengrin" by the German composer Richard Wagner, along with an American folk song, "Shenandoah," by Frank Ticheli, on this hourlong concert. Lighter works will include "Fantasia on Lady of Spain" and Leroy Anderson's novelty, "The Syncopated Clock."
Glover is the chief operating officer of the C.L. Barnhouse Co., of Oskaloosa, as well as Walking Frog Records. A native of Missouri, he began writing and arranging music for bands while still a student in high school, and has nearly 300 publications in print. He received his bachelor of music education degree from Central Methodist College, and taught instrumental music in St. Louis area schools. In October 1998, he joined the C.L. Barnhouse as staff composer, arranger and editor.