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German marches featured in concert

Friday, August 12, 2005

The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew Huber, will present "German Musikfest 2005" on Sunday at the Forest Park Bandshell or Pavilion if rain.

This special edition concert will begin at 7:15 p.m.

At 7:15, the band will roam around Forest Park playing traditional Oktoberfest favorites.

Then at 8 p.m. the full concert band will perform a wide range of German music including several purchased directly from Germany for the band.

Marches originated in Germany during the time of the Kaisers and the band will offer "Der Koniggratzer-Marsch," "Prager Festmarsch," "Alte Kameraden," "Hoch Heidecksburg" and "Under the Double Eagle."

John Philip Sousa, whose mother was born in Germany, will be included with his Rhinelander schottische, "The Rhine Wines."

Wolfgang Mozart was popular in both Austria and Germany and the band will present an overture of Mozart's most famous works, "A Mozart Festival."

Nearly all the Oktoberfest favorites will be presented in two waltz medleys, "Prost Stimmung!", a direct German purchase and "Schneewalzer," the snow waltz.

Three other popular tunes to be played are "The Happy Wanderer," "Hogan's Heroes March" and "Beer Barrel Polka."



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