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1956

Saarbrücken (recorded
at the radio station)
Sonata for Bassoon in F minor (TWV 41:f1)  Georg Philipp Telemann [1681 - 1767]
Adagio (2:10)Allegro (4:11)Andante (1:45)Vivace (1:53)
Arthur Grossman, Bassoon   David Njaa, Harpsichord

 

1957
April 6
Bordeaux:
Concerto for Bassoon in Bb major, K 191  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
AnnonceAllegro (7:28)Andante ma Adagio (6:45)Rondo (4:25)
Ling Tung, Conductor   Arthur Grossman, Bassoon

 
July 30
Augsburg:
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840 - 1893]
Andante Sostenuto (17:02)Andantino (9:11)Scherzo (5:46)Allegro con fuoco (9:26)
Ling Tung, Conductor

 
Sept. 7
Karlsruhe:
Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (Italian)  Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy [1809 - 1847]
Allegro vivace (7:21)Andante con moto (6:12)Con moto moderato (7:14)Saltarello: Presto (5:41)
Ling Tung, Conductor

 
Sept. 10
Göppingen:
Don Juan, Op. 20 (17:05)  Richard Strauss [1864 - 1949]
Ling Tung, Conductor

 
October 13
Stuttgart
:
Overture to Oberon (8:09)  Carl Maria von Weber [1786 -1826]
Antal Dorati, Conductor

 
  Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, K 492 (4:12)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
(Encore) Antal Dorati, Conductor

 
  Rakoczy March (4:20)  Hector Berlioz [1803 - 1869]
(Encore) Antal Dorati, Conductor

 
Dec. 18
Tübingen:
Porgy and Bess (18:59))  George Gershwin [1898 - 1937]
Henry Schuman, Conductor

 

1958 - 59
All recordings in this section were made live at concerts; specific dates and places are not
known for most of them. Most were later broadcast over AFN on the "Seventh Army Concert
Hour", and they are grouped here as they were in those broadcasts, preceded by pieces not
broadcast on that series. This grouping does not correspond to recording dates. 
The dates that are shown are recording dates, not broadcast dates.
 
First Essay for Orchestra (1937) (8:02)  Samuel Barber [1910 - 1981]

Ling Tung, Conductor

 
Summer 1958 Trumpet Voluntary (3:08)   Henry Purcell [1659 - 1695] / Jeremiah Clark [1659 - 1707]
Recorded in Organ Loft of Passau Cathedral, World’s largest Baroque Organ
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor   William Scarlett, Bob Bogenschutz, Dick Hurwitz, trumpets
  Porter Poindexter, trombone

 
  Sabre Dance from Gayane (2:22)  Aram Khachaturian [1903 - 1978]
7th Army Radio Orchestra, Frank Choset, Conductor

 
  Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, K 492 (3:32)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
7th Army Radio Orchestra, Frank Choset, Conductor
 
 
Overture to the Barber of Seville (7:03)  Gioachini Rossini [1792 - 1868]

7th Army Radio Orchestra, Frank Choset, Conductor
 
 
Overture to die Fledermaus (7:41)  Johann Strauss [1825 - 1899]

7th Army Radio Orchestra, Frank Choset, Conductor

 
Broadcast #2 Intro (2:13)Dance of the Tumblers, from The Snow Maiden (3:33)  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff [1844 - 1908]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (0:50) Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318 (8:12)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor
 
 
Intro (0:33)Symphony no. 8 in G major, Opus 88, First movement: Allegro con brio (10:26)  Antonin Dvorak [1841 - 1904]

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #3 Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, K 492 (4:12)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:00)Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor (17:04)  Johann Sebastian Bach [1685 - 1750]
Vivace Largo ma non tanto Allegro
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor  John Wehlan and Edwin Holzer, violins

 
  Intro (0:18)Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Opus 120 (29:20)  Robert Schumann [1810 - 1856]
Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft  Romanze: Ziemlich langsam  Scherzo: Lebhaft  Langsam; Lebhaft
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor   Richard Berman, violin Edmond Basson, cello
 
Broadcast #4
Intro (2:11)Overture to der Freischütz (9:51)  Carl Maria von Weber [1786 - 1826]

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
 , Intro (0:56)Summer Stock Overture (1955) (5:08)  Samuel Adler [1928 - ]
Samuel Adler, Conductor

 
  Piano Concerto no. 3 in C Minor, Opus 37  Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 - 1827]
Allegro con brio (15:19) Largo (8:41) Rondo (Allegro) (8:38)

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor  Arno Drucker, Piano

 
Broadcast #5 Intro (2:05)Symphony no. 1 in D major ("Classical"), Opus 25 (12:48)  Sergei Prokofiev [1891 - 1953]
Allegro  Larghetto  Gavotta: non troppo Allegro  Molto vivace

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:07)Pavanne, op. 50 (5:27)  Gabriel Fauré [1845 - 1924]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:02)Water Music Suite (28:28)  Georg Frideric Handel [1685 - 1759]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #6
October 11, 1958
Brussels
Intro (2:38)Symphony no. 29 in A major, K 201 (21:09)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Allegro moderato  Andante  Menuetto: Allegretto  Allegro con spirito

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:17)Symphony no. 8 in F major, Opus 93 (26:39)  Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 - 1827]
Allegro vivace e con brio Allegretto scherzando Tempo di Menuetto Allegro vivace

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #7 Intro (2:24)Overture to Amelia al Ballo (4:47)  Gian Carlo Menotti [1911 - 2007]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
 June 1958
 Frankfurt
Intro (1:15)Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Opus 68  Johannes Brahms [1833 - 1897]
Un poco sostenuto – Allegro – Meno allegro (12:51)Andante sostenuto (9:17)Un poco allegretto e grazioso (4:40)Adagio – Più andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio – Più allegro (16:49)

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor   Richard Berman, violin solos

 
Broadcast #8 Intro (2:16)Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio, K 384 (6:11)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (0:47)Partita for Wind Quintet (13:44)  Irving Fine [1914 - 1962]
Introduction and Theme  Variation  Interlude  Gigue  Coda

Felix Skowronek, flute Henry Schuman, oboe William McColl, clarinet
Arthur Grossman, bassoon Howard Hillyer, horn

 
  Symphony no. 5 in Bb major, D 485 (27:10)  Franz Schubert [1797 - 1828]
Allegro  Andante con moto  Menuetto - Allegro molto  Allegro vivace

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor
 
Broadcast #9
Intro (2:17)Academic Festival Overture, Opus 80 (10:31)  Johannes Brahms [1833 - 1897]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor
 
 
Intro (1:01)Sonatine for Flute & Strings (9:17)  George Frederic McKay [1899 - 1970]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor  Felix Skowronek, flute

 
  Intro (1:19)Symphony no. 1 in C major, Opus 21 (26:53)  Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 - 1827]
Adagio molto — Allegro con brioAndante cantabile con motoMenuetto: Allegro molto e vivaceAdagio - Allegro molto e vivace

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #10
June 1958
Frankfurt
Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K 550 (32:15)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Molto allegro  Andante  Menuetto  Allegro assai

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #11
March 1959
Free University in Berlin
Symphony no. 2 (1943) (27:20)  Walter Piston [1894 - 1976]
Moderato  Adagio  Allegro

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Porgy and Bess Suite (21:13)  George Gershwin [1898 - 1937]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #12 Intro (0:51)  Symphony no. 38 in C major ("Prague"), K 504  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Adagio; Allegro (15:00) Andante (10:40) Finale (Presto) (5:44)

Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:14)Overture to La Forza del Destino (10:39)  Giuseppe Verdi [1813 - 1901]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
Broadcast #13 Intro (2:58)Overture and Allegro from La Sultane (6:56)   François Couperin [1668 - 1733] / Darius Milhaud [1892 - 1974]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
 October 13
 Stuttgart:
Intro (1:09)Overture to Oberon (8:00)  Carl Maria von Weber [1786 -1826]
Antal Dorati, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:22)Overture to die Meistersinger (9:14)  Richard Wagner [1813 - 1883]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (0:34)Minuet from String Quintet in E Minor, Op. 11, no. 5 (3:08)  Luigi Boccherini [1743 - 1805]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor

 
  Intro (1:13)Rhapsody in Blue (19:00)   George Gershwin [1898 - 1937]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor   Arno Drucker, piano

 

1959
October 19
Kaiserslautern
:
Symphony no. 36 in C major ("Linz"), K 425  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756 - 1791]
Adagio; Allegro spirituoso (10:13) Andante (7:49) Menuetto (3:54) Finale (Presto) (5:08)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
  Two Choric Dances, op 17b   Paul Creston [1906 - 1985]
Dance 1 (8:10)   Dance 2 (5:19)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
October 30
Hanau
(complete program):
Overture to Colas Breugnon, op 24 (4:49)     Dimitri Kabalevsky [1904 - 1987]
John Canarina, Conductor

 
  Second Essay for Orchestra, op 17 (11:09)     Samuel Barber [1910 - 1981]
John Canarina, Conductor

 
  "Billy the Kid" Ballet Suite (1938) (20:15)     Aaron Copland [1900 - 1990]
John Canarina, Conductor

 
  Symphony no. 2 in D major, Opus 73  Johannes Brahms [1833 - 1897]
Allegro non troppo (14:03) Adagio non troppo (8:29) Allegretto grazioso (4:59) Allegro con spirito (5:08)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
  Hungarian Dance No. 6 (3:40)   Johannes Brahms [1833 - 1897]
(Encore) John Canarina, Conductor

 

1960
February 13
Berlin:
El Salón México (1936) (11:27)   Aaron Copland [1900 - 1990]
John Canarina, Conductor

 
  Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat" (1919)   Manuel de Falla [1876 - 1946]
The Neighbors (3:25) Miller's Dance (3:00) Final Dance (6:53)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
  Encore Announcement
Overture to Candide (4:30)   Leonard Bernstein [1918 - 1990]

John Canarina, Conductor

 
March 25
Heidelberg:
Excerpts from "die Meistersinger"    Richard Wagner [1813 - 1883]
Dance of the Apprentices, Procession of the Masters (12:17)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
March 31
Stuttgart
:
An American in Paris (18:18)   George Gershwin [1898 - 1937]
John Canarina, Conductor

 
April 4
Holzminden:
Rhapsody in Blue (15:44)   George Gershwin [1898 - 1937]
John Canarina, Conductor   John Whalin, piano

 
May 6
Frankfurt
(Hessische Rundfunk):
Excerpt from "Romeo and Juliet" (H79)   Hector Berlioz [1803 - 1869]
"Romeo Alone -- Feast at the Capulets" (13:38)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
  "Medea" Ballet Suite, op. 23   Samuel Barber [1910 - 1981]
Parados (2:46) Choros. Medea and Jason (4:31) The Young Princess. Jason (2:42) Choros (3:18) Medea (6:10) Kantikos Agonias (2:08) Exodos (2:58)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
October 17
Böblingen
Symphony no. 8 in F major, Opus 93  Ludwig van Beethoven [1770 - 1827]
Allegro vivace e con brio (9:53) Allegretto scherzando (3:46) Tempo di Menuetto (5:16) Allegro vivace (7:14)

John Canarina, Conductor

 
 
Documentary Program about the Orchestra, 1960 (24:18)

 

2001
7th Army Symphony Orchestra Concert
2 PM September 30, 2001 - Dayspring Convention Center - Lancaster, New Hampshire


Intro (4:18) Overture to der Freischütz (9:31)  Carl Maria von Weber [1786-1826]
Ralph Lane, Conductor

Concerto for Horn in Eb K.445 (16:37)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]
Allegro, Romanza, Rondo

Samuel Adler, Conductor; Abby Mayer, Horn

Intro (2:49) Concertino for Clarinet & Orchestra (7:28)  Jack Monchecourt [1929- ]
Tres Calme, Illusions

Samuel Adler, Conductor; Jack Monchecourt, Clarinet

Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished") (20:26)    Franz Schubert [1797-1828]
Allegro Moderato, Andante Con Moto

Samuel Adler, Conductor

  (Intermission)

Intro (1:44) East/West for Viola & Orchestra (11:57)  David Irving [1935- ]
World Premiere

Ralph Lane, Conductor; Midhat Serbagi, Viola

Intro (3:23) Theme & Variations on "Red River Valley" (11:59)  David Amram [1930- ]
David Amram, Conductor; Jacob Berg, Flute

Tuning (0:32) Romanza for Violin & Orchestra (12:15)  Antonin Dvorak [1841-1904]
Ralph Lane, Conductor; Norman Paulu, Violin

Prelude to "Die Meistersinger" (10:30)  Richard Wagner [1813-1883]
John Canarina, Conductor


2006
7th Army Symphony Orchestra Concert
8 PM August 19, 2006 - Otterbein College - Westerville, Ohio

A Festival of Overtures

Celebration Fanfare (3:56)  James Mabry III
James Mabry III, Conductor; Peter Schaffer, Concertmaster  

The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Opus 26 (10:18)  Felix Mendelssohn [1809-1847]
Sam Adler, Conductor; Peter Schaffer, Concertmaster

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg    Richard Wagner [1813-1883]
Prelude to Act III and Procession of the Meistersingers (7:51)  

William Hudson, Conductor; Leonard Felberg, Concertmaster

La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (9:50)  Gioacchino Rossini [1792-1868]
Edward Lee Alley, Conductor; Homer Holloway, Concertmaster

  (Intermission)

Overture to Egmont, Opus 84 (9:44)  Ludwig van Beethoven [1770-1827]
John Canarina, Conductor; James Dumm, Concertmaster

Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, KV 492 (4:49)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]
Ralph Lane, Conductor; James Dumm, Concertmaster

  (Pause)

Rhapsody in Blue (19:09)  George Gershwin [1898-1937]
John Covelli, Conductor and Pianist; James Dumm, Concertmaster

2016
 
June LeBell: Musical Conversation with Ed Alley, broadcast May 3rd (57:00)
included here through the courtesy of radio station WSMR-89.1 FM

Almost 42 minutes of the broadcast comprises recordings from this site.
Not all are identified; here is the order, with links to the entries above:

      Rimsky-Korsakoff: Dance of the Tumblers
   Berlioz: Rakoczky March
   Verdi: Overture to la Forza del Destino
   Purcell/Clark: Trumpet Voluntary
   Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony, 1st Movement
   Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6
   de Falla: Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat"