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2021 Fall Tour Overview

Founded in 1891, The St. Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin on its 2021 national tour. The St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style. This tour’s program, … with reverence and hope, will feature various works for wind band including music by Jack Stamp, Eric Ewazen, Edward Elgar, Timothy Mahr, and a premiere performance of Cathy Likhuta’s Planet B. The program will also feature rotating soloists and student conductors. More information on the history of the band.

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2020 Tour Program

Fanfare for a New Era (1997)                                                                  Jack Stamp (b. 1954)

A Hymn for the Lost and the Living (2002)                                     Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

Emblem of Unity* (1941)                                                Joseph John Richards (1878–1956)

Madeline Kessler ’22, conductor

Onward–Upward* (1930)                                           Edwin Franko Goldman (1878–1956)

Eric Holdhusen ’22, conductor

Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale*

2. Oraison Funèbre (1840)                                                            Hector Berlioz (1803–1869)

Christopher Schulte ’22, trombone

Prayer of St. Gregory, Op. 62b* (1946)                                  Alan Hovhaness (1911–2000)

Nathan Lyle ’22, trumpet

The Wheel of Time (2021)                                                           Aryaman Joshi ‘24 (b. 2001)

premiere performances

 Planet B (2021)                                                                                       Cathy Likhuta (b. 1981)

premiere performances

“As Torrents in Summer”  from
Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf
(1894–­96)                          Sir Edward Elgar (1857–1934)
(arranged by A. O. Davis) ed. T. Mahr

Everyday Hero (2000)                                                                         Timothy Mahr (b. 1956)


2019-20 St. Olaf Band

Timothy Mahr, conductor

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