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Third Concert of the 9th Season

 

Sunday, May 16th, 1948
Central High School Auditorium
Samuel L. Flueckiger, Conductor

  Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578 ("The Little") Johann Sebastian Bach
(arr. Lucien Cailliet)
 
       
  Symphonie Miniature George Frederick McKay  
 

I. March to Tomorrow
II. A Prairie Poem
III. Rondino on a Jovial Theme

 
       
  Hentonian Joseph DeLuca  
  Myra Mow, alto saxophone
Margaret Thoss, accompanist
 
       
  Cello Concerto No. 4 for Cello and Piano, Op. 65 Georg Goltermann  
 

I. Allegro

 
  Donald Detrick, cello
Mrs. C.W. Detrick, accompanist
 
       
  Caprice Viennois, Op. 2 Fritz Kreisler  
  Ronald Holloway, marimba
Mary H. Adams, accompanist
 
       
  The Debutante Herbert L. Clarke  
  Edwin Cashman, cornet
Mrs. Bazil O'Reilley, accompanist
 
       
  Intermission  
       
  Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 ("Emperor Waltz") Johann Strauss, Jr.  
       
  The Enchanted Castle, Op. 117 Henry Kimball Hadley  
       

Program Annotations by Lowell Coats

  Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578 ("The Little") Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)
(arr. Lucien Cailliet)
 
 

Johann Sebastian Bach was born March 21, 1685, in Eisenach, Germany, and boasted ancestry of approximately 200 musicians. Nevertheless, when he made his home with a brother after being left an orphan at the age of ten, his musical aspirations gained little sympathy and he had to pursue a course of self-instruction. As a grown man he was simple, extremely religious, leading a life of happiness. His greatest works extol the glory of God.

Bach's fugues contain some of the finest examples of contrapuntal writing. These fugues were written for organ but are very adaptable for orchestral transcription. The version of the G Minor Fugue on today's program is by Lucien Cailliet, a native of France now living in California, who has received great acclaim as an arranger throughout the country.


 
       
  Symphonie Miniature George Frederick McKay
(b. 1899)
 
 

George McKay is a native of the Pacific Northwest. His first musical studies were at the University of Washington. He later attended the Eastman School of Music and graduated in 1923. His major works convey an inherent Americanism which goes far deeper than conscious purpose or surface objective. Some critics have acclaimed him as possessing one of the strongest and most independent creative gifts in our country.

The three movements of the Symphonie Miniature are intended to approximate the psychological order of the basic form-types of the classical symphony, but on a very free and natural basis. The American character is present in the spirit and flavor of the music itself; it does not require any special name or dedication.


 
       
  Emperor Waltz, Op. 437 Johann Strauss, Jr.
(1825-1899)
 
 

Johann Strauss, Jr., was a distinguished Austrian violinist, conductor and composer of dance music, light opera, and a grand opera. His father had also been a favorite musician in Vienna. The father's stern insistence that he pursue a mercantile career, however, forced young Johann to study composition secretly. He appeared as a rival to his famous father in 1844 and five years later they united their bands and toured Europe with tremendous success.

In the Emperor Waltzes Strauss honors Emperor Franz Joseph who was ruler of Austria for forty years. The waltzes reflect the loneliness of Franz Joseph who, though he lived as simply as any Austrian citizen, was ringed in by a mystic aloofness. A Frenchman, William Ritter, said that the Emperor Waltz "was the most beautiful flower that the fantastic tree of Strauss music had borne for seventy-five years."


 
       
  Enchanted Castle Overture Henry Kimball Hadley
(1871-1937)
 
 

Henry Kimball Hadley, born in Massachusetts, was one of the most prominent of American composers. Until his parents saw some waltzes that young Henry had written, they were much opposed to his following a musical career in spite of the fact that he was vitally interested in music at an early age. Upon realizing his talent, they gave him the best musical training that could be had in Boston. He was a prolific composer. He could compose even when his friends were talking to him. He conducted many leading orchestras in the United States after he had toured Europe for six years.

The Enchanted Castle Overture is programmatic in nature, suggesting a beautiful princess besieged in her tower by an unwanted lover, perhaps a villainous character, and later her rescue by some prince charming. The introduction to the Overture implies the mood of "once upon a time," thus giving it the misty veil of fairyland.


 
       
 

PERSONNEL INFORMATION

The personnel changes in the orchestra from concert to concert have been relatively few. The average number of players has been sixty-two, of which thirty-nine were college students, four college teachers, eleven school teachers, two high school students, two housewives, and four in business or professional pursuits. The loyalty of the orchestra personnel has made it possible to maintain the ideal of being the smallest community in the United States with a symphony orchestra of such size.


 
       
 

Manchester Symphony Orchestra Personnel

 
  Violin I
Vernon Stinebaugh, Concertmaster
Cleona Neher +
Ellen Sheeley
Richard Bollinger +
Carl Shultz +
Eleanor Koons
Marie Holsinger
Jean Highsmith +
Dorothy Baer
Rowena Lackey +
Paul Sollenberger

Violin II
Virginia Coats *
Carole Shultz +
Lois Bagwell +
Miriam Wilson
Shirley Stayrook +
Virginia Royer +
Esther Rinehart +
Ralph Kester +
Martha Sullivan
Paul McClain
Santos Zaccone

Viola
Lloyd Hoff *
Cora Shultz
Betty Trent +
Louise Heisey +
Joyce Roberts

Cello
Betty Marie Shultz *
Gloria Walton +
Douglas Marsh
Mary Alice Dilling
Donald Detrick

Bass
Clyde Holsinger *
Nellie Von Ehr
Naomi Waggy
Corlyle Drake +
Roger Kelly +

Piccolo
Lowell Coats

Flute
Irvin Hoff *+
Lowell Coats
Nina Flueckiger
Joyce King +
Oboe
William Stewart *
Phyllis Bechtel +

English Horn
William Stewart

Clarinet
Donald Miller *+
Pauline Anderson +
Mary Ellen Mow +

Bass Clarinet
Mary Ellen Mow +

Bassoon
Irma Lewis *+
Kenneth Miller

Horn
Paul Haney *+
Bennett Haney +
Wayne Van Der Weele +
Robert Smith +

Trumpet
James Brown *+
John Horning +
Robert McFadden +
Donald Craft +

Trombone
Gerald Miller *
Gene Palsgrove +
Robert Garman +
John Keim +

Tuba
William Eberly +

Timpani
Rowena Vaniman +

Percussion
Earl King +
William Eberly +

Piano (Harp)
Lois Yaney

* Denotes principal
+ Denotes MC student
       
 
Our soloists are the winners of the High School Talent Quest held by the Symphony Society in March of this year. In order to be eligible the students were:

1. Endorsed by the high school principal, the school music teacher and the private teacher.

2. An active member of at least one school music organization.

3. A first division winner for two years, including 1948, in the state finals of the official school music contests held in the area of residence.
 
 
EDWIN CASHMAN, a senior in Warsaw High School, lives in Winona Lake. He bagan studying cornet at the age of eight. While living in the east his teachers were members of the United States Navy School of Music and Sousa's Band; since coming to Indiana he has studied with Darrell Dunham and Gerald Bettcher. He has won first division ratings in the contests for four years. J.W. Riley is the high school principal and Bazil O'Reilley director of the band.
 
 
DONALD DETRICK is a resident of Dayton, Ohio, where he is a senior in the Fairview-White High School. He has studied cello privately for more than four years and now holds first chair in the high school orchestra and in the Dayton Junior Philharmonic. He has won first division ratings for several years. Don D. Longnecker is the principal, Robert H. Griep the school music teacher, and Alfred L. Hein the private teacher.
 
 
RONALD HOLLOWAY hails from Wabash. He is a high school sophomore and a member of the band, playing tympani and clarinet. His initial study of marimba was at the age of nine. Among his teachers have been George Turmail and Arthur Norman. Phil N. Eskew is the high school principal and A.R. Jinks directs the band.
 
 
MYRA MOW is a sophomore in the North Manchester High School. She has played the alto saxophone in school bands for nearly five years and has won three first divisions in the contests. One of her ambitions is to become a music teacher for which she is further preparing herself by studying voice with Professor Halladay. Gerald Miller is the high school music teacher and her private teacher of saxophone; Eugene H. Stone is the high school principal.