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The Los Alamos Community Winds, now numbering 49 players, undertook a major work Sunday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for a near-capacity audience: an arrangement for band of the Dvork “Symphony No. 9, Op. 95,” under the direction of Ted Vives. Extensive program notes were provided: three pages on the Dvork and three more on the four short numbers.After a prolonged tune-up period, which was not entirely successful, the four movements of the Dvork were performed without interruption. For such a familiar work, the unexpected sonorities took some getting used to, such as the tuba imitating the walking bass “pizzicato.” There were, of course, occasional missed notes and out-of-tune bits, but the wonder was that it could be done at all. What I liked best was the enormous brass section (19 players), which belted out Dvork’s gorgeous passages “fortissimo!” In passing, I was reminded of an event of Dec. 7, 1941, when the New York Philharmonic was broadcasting a performance of this symphony and an announcement was made after the third movement that Pearl Harbor had been attacked.
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