Monday, June 13, 2011

Heather & Carl at PCPC, June 11, 2011

For this very unusual ceremony mother-of-the-bride Gail gradually steered the music selections toward a subtle Italian direction. When she asked if it was possible to add an oboe to the string quartet, our good friend and colleague Steve Pettey came immediately to mind.  Steve performed as a soloist with us many times at the Dream Café in the ’90s and just last month at a Marie Gabrielle wedding ceremony (we are not sure if this sudden flurry of oboe and string quartet constitutes a trend, but think it's really cool).

The program centered around the Ennio Morricone classic Gabriel’s Oboe from “The Mission” for the seating of the family, but also gave us a chance to revisit the Marcello Oboe Concerto with the famous Adagio (J. S. Bach liked it so much, he transcribed it for keyboard).


Program:

Prelude
Purcell – Rondeau from “Abdelazar” (featured in “Pride & Prejudice”)
Sartori – Con te partiro
Vivaldi – “Spring”
Morricone – Love Theme from “Cinema Paradiso”
Rota – Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet”
Marcello – Oboe Concerto in C-minor
J. S. Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Ceremony
Seating of the Families
Morricone – “Gabriel’s Oboe”

Wedding Party Processional
Pachelbel – “Canon in D”

Bridal Processional
Clarke – “Prince of Denmark’s March”

Recessional
Handel – “Hornpipe” from “Water Music”

Postlude
Purcell – “Trumpet Tune”



GYROS STRING QUARTET:
Sergey Tsoy, violin
Swang Lin, violin
Norbert Gerl, viola
Mitch Maxwell, violoncello

Steve Pettey, oboe
Colin Howland, organ

Coordinator: Emily Youngblood, Blessed Unions

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Once Upon A Time... Storybook Love, part 2

Ransley and Jamin’s wonderful wedding took place on Saturday, April 23rd, right before Easter, at Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park. Featuring long-time friend, colleague and amazing musician Chris Carrington on guitar, along with the string quartet, this rarely used combination allowed for some unusual and imaginative music choices.

Gyros Quintet: Chris Carrington, Mitch Maxwell, Filip Fenrych, April Kondrat, Alik Snytkin

PROGRAM:

Prelude
Hallelujah
Con te Partiro
Gabriel’s Oboe
Yesterday 

Vivaldi  -   Guitar Concerto in D, RV 93

Ceremony
Family Processional
“Concerning Hobbits” from “The Lord of the Rings”

Entrance of the Wedding Party
“Chasing Cars”

Bride and Her Father
“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You”

Blending of the Sands
“Storybook Love” from “The Princess Bride”

Recessional
“Viva la Vida”

Postlude
“Don’t Stop Believing”




Coordinator: Marsha Ballard French, Stardust Celebrations
Great photos by Sil Azevedo, Azevedo Photography

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