Score and Ten
February 23, 2013.
Cedar Rapids, IA
Boland (wooden flute)
John Dowdall (gut-strung guitar)
Michael Zahs (historian, narrator)
Karla Goettel (soprano)
The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War is being observed. From
fife calls that signaled battlefield maneuvers, to campfire songs sung
by homesick soldiers, music played an important part of that tumultuous
period in our history 150 years ago. Stories from Civil War letters are
woven into the concert narrative. Performed on antique musical instruments
from the period (gut strung guitar and wooden flutes). Experience an intimate
parlor concert presented at Brucemore – built just 20 years after
the end of the war. (photo by Len Struttmann.)
sponsorship comes from the Iowa Arts Council.
“I am for the second time
in a week!” M.P.”
“Red Cedar’s concerts always have been and continue
to be a great experience.” M.Z.
“Radio music is good and the symphony’ (and chamber)
concerts, too. But you’re the best: with music and meaning,
the history of instruments and music, and more.” M.S.
"The compliment of readings with the music was very inspiring
and eye opening. It put you in the place at the time.” P.H.
“The performance showed the long hours of preparation
and coordination of the three performers. Each one added a wonderful
dimension to understanding the tragedy of the
Civil War.” P.S.
Seven Score and Ten
concert of instrumental music interspersed with readings from
civil war letters by narrator Michael Zahs.
Village Festival Jig by Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864)
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair __ Stephen Foster
Jennie’s Own Schottish __ Stephen Foster
Trab Trab Gallop __ Septimus Winner (1827-1902)
Gentle Annie __ Stephen Foster
Aura Lee __ George R. Poulton (1828-1867)
Governor’s Grays Schottisch __Maria J. Jones (1839-1897)
Letters and Music
Maggie by my Side __ Stephen Foster
Little Ella __ Stephen Foster
Come with thy Sweet Voice Again __ Stephen Foster
Ellsworth’s Funeral March __ Septimus Winner
Civil War Ballads
Tramp Tramp, Tramp __ George F. Root (1820-1895)
When this Cruel War is Over __ Henry Tucker (1826-1882)
Parody on Just Before the Battle, Mother __ George F. Root
Sherman’s March to the Sea __ J.O. Rockwell
Auld Lang Syne __ Charles Nicholson (1795-1837)
Simple Gifts __ Traditional Shaker Tune (arr Boland)
April 27, 2013
First Presbyterian Church
Cedar Rapids IA
Jan Boland, wooden flute
John Dowdall, gut-strung guitar
Douglas Lundeen, natural horn
grabbed the brass ring on this concert and came up with a doozy of a prize!
Enjoy the mellow sounds of the all-natural, valveless, nineteenth-century
horn. Natural horn specialist Douglas Lundeen joins Jan and John for nineteenth-century
trios and duos that dance, sing and shimmer with the enchanting blend
of brass, woodwind and gut strings. From Spanish seguidillas to soulful
serenades, this concert is yours to enjoy!
This concert is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Art. Artist sponsorshipis by a generous anonymous donor.
“What an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class chamber music in rural Iowa. We are indeed blessed.”
“Warm, informative, professional. “Connection” ––exactly. You invite in so many ways. Thank you.”
“Just loved it; it was great to have “pure” music instead of 'plugged in' stuff."
“Breathtaking as always! Everyone was very professional and perform as one."
“This is our fourth year coming to these concerts and each time we have been pleasantly surprised. Each time the program has been very unique and informative and most of all enjoyable."
Concertant No.1 Op.5 in A Major for Horn & Guitar
by A. Corett
1. Lento / Allegro ma non troppo
2. Poco Adagio
3. Rondo Allegro Moderato
from Grand Duo Concertant Op. 85 for Flute & Guitar
by Mauro Giuliani (1795-1837)
1. Andante molto sostenuto
Roslin Castle for solo flute
by Charles Nicholson (1795-1837)
Cesa de Atormentarme from Dix Seguidillas for Horn and Guitar
by Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Serenade for Guitar, flute and Horn Op.4
for Flute, Horn and Guitar
by Charles Dickhut (19th-c)
1. Adagio/ Allegro Moderato
3. Minuetto Allegro