HSCB celebrates American West

Jul 3, 2018 at 5:33 PM
The words were dubbed into the language of the country into which the film was released.  This resulted in the lips and words failing to be in sync for all actors in all four countries.Composer Ennio Morriconi’s thrilling theme employed gunshots, whistling, a recording of a coyote, and yodeling in the original work. One of the best known is the theme from the original film, “The Magnificent Seven” (1960), an American remake of the Japanese “The Seven Samurai.” Elmer Bernstein wrote the music. Nancy Summit from DePauw University; Connor Scroggins, a music composition junior at Arkansas State; and Seth Daniel, an OBU music composition major who will graduate in December.Audiences should bring lawn chairs, bug spray, cold drinks, and dinner. Many of the pieces the band will be playing are from movies. The Hot Springs Concert Band’s concert in Whittington Park at 6:30 p.m.  A lighthearted western number in the concert is “Hoedown” from Aaron Copeland’s 1942 ballet, “Rodeo.”The audience will be treated to “The Four Hornsmen,” (not horsemen; hornsmen) a rarely played piece that requires a large and powerful French horn section. Each of the actors spoke in his own language. The nine horn players will make this a performance to remember.  Visiting members are Dr. KVRE and the band encourage the audience to wear western attire.As with all the “Taking the Music to the People” concerts in Whittington Park, the event is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Monday, July 9 celebrates the spirit of the American West.KVRE 92.9 is sponsoring this concert in the band’s Taking the Music to the People free summer series.  “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” (1966), starring Clint Eastwood, was a collaboration among filmmakers in Italy, Spain, Germany, and the United States. Veteran band member Ruth Hamm requested that the band play this number because three summer members of the band – one music professor and two music composition majors home for the summer – are joining the six regular players, all highly accomplished musicians.