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2013 Festival

The 2013 festival highlighted instrumental music written by African American composers. Two major concerts occurred on January 31 and February 2, 2013.

January 31, 2013, Esber Recital Hall

Langston J. Fitzgerald, III, trumpet; Anthony T. Leach, piano

  • Suite for B-flat Trumpet and Piano ♦ Ulysses Kay

George Carpten, IV, trumpet; Anthony T. Leach, piano

  • Let Us Break Bread Together ♦ arranged by Jay Althouse

Tuba Euphonium Ensemble   

  • Summertime ♦ George Gershwin, arranged by Velvet Brown

Graduate Brass Quintet: George Carpten, IV, Justin Robinson, trumpets; Alaina Tindall, horn; Louis Setzer, trombone; Seth Magee, tuba

  • Dixieland Funeral ♦ Traditional

Donte Ford, tuba; Kate Anderson, saxophone; Sam Hepplemann, bass; Jaren Angud, percussion; Stephen Weiss, guitar

  • Lonnie's Lament ♦ John Coltrane

February 2, 2013, Esber Recital Hall - "The Soul and Spirit of Essence"

Essence of Joy; Anthony Leach, music director

  • Yemaya Asesu ♦ arranged by Brian Tate
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing ♦ arranged by Roland Carter
  • Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa ♦ arranged by Rosephayne Powell
  • Ave Maria ♦ R. Nathaniel Dett (David Schmiech, soloist)
  • O Holy Lord ♦ R. Nathaniel Dett
  • Great Day ♦ arranged by Marques L. A. Garrett
  • Precious Lord ♦ arranged by Roland Carter (Kiena Williams, soloist)
  • You Must Have That True Religion ♦ arranged by Roland Carter (Kelsey Hendler, soloist)
  • Lord Send Your Spirit ♦ Raymond Wise
  • Spiritual ♦ Donald Lawrence
  • Trust Me ♦ Richard Smallwood
  • Everybody Ought To Say Thanks ♦ Kevin Paul Turner (Eric Williamson, soloist)
  • I Just Want To Say Thanks ♦ Raymond Wise
  • The Lord is My Light ♦ Darius Brooks
  • Anticipation ♦  V. Michael McKay