Concert Band tour, CD commemorate Mozart’s birth

Author: Shannon Chapla


Mozarts 250 th : Concert Band Tour of Austria andCzech Republicnewly released by theUniversityofNotre Dame Band, features live recordings from its spring tour commemorating the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The CD features a wide variety of music includingFanfare for the Vienna Philharmonicby Johann Strauss,On an American Spiritualby David Holsinger,Irish Celebrationarranged by Kenneth Dye, director of bands, andIl Re Pastore,Ave Verum Corpus,andGloriafrom theCoronation Mass,all by Mozart.

All pieces were recorded live in concert sites that included the Great Hall of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria; Obecni Dum in Prague, Czech Republic; and Votiv Kirche in Vienna, Austria.

Founded in 1845, the Notre Dame Concert Band is composed of 80 musicians, most of whom are not music majors at the University.It annually performs on tour throughout theUnited Statesand around the world.

Dye, who came to Notre Dame in 1998, previously directed the bands atRiceUniversityfor 17 years, served 14 years as conductor of the Houston Concert Band, and served as arranger and composer for the opening ceremonies of the 2000 Olympic Games inSydney,Australia.

The CD is available for purchase by calling 574-631-7136 or by ordering online at .

* Contact: * _Kenneth Dye, director of bands, 574-631-7136,

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