Wind Orchestra concert April 15

April 7 2008

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Indiana State University Wind Orchestra will present “Back to Bach” at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in Tilson Auditorium.

All works performed use the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Of all great composers, Bach remains today what he has always been - the divine creator on his throne above the clouds, beyond the reach of all others.

According to John Boyd, director of bands, there are a number of reasons for this. Bach’s music exudes a supreme serenity and assurance, the product of a perfect blend of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic elements which never ceases to amaze us. Even in the smallest of his pieces there is a sense of balance, a consistency in the way the individual elements are linked together, combined with a feeling of self-sufficiency and inner tranquility characteristic of Bach\'s own attitude to life, giving his music a supra-personal quality.

Boyd will conduct Bach’s “Fugue a la Gigue” and David Maslanka’s “Give Us This Day.”

Graduate student Kevin Swift will conduct Jack Stamp’s “Variations on a Bach Chorale” while graduate student Eric Drew will conduct Percy Grainger’s “Blithe Bells.”

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert provided by the ISU chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi band fraternity. For more information, contact the music department at 812-237-2772.

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Contact: John Boyd, director of ISU Bands, (812) 237-2752, miboyd@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing (812) 237-3783, pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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The Indiana State University Wind Orchestra will present "Back to Bach" at 7:30 p.m. April 15 in Tilson Auditorium.

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