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Program Notes

         Among Goldman’s many contributions to the band’s repertoire, his pastiche
marches such as “Children’s March” and the “Christmas March” have been especially
popular. Familiar seasonal tunes include Good King Wenceslas, Adeste Fideles, Jingle
Bells, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, The First Noël, Deck the Halls and Hark! the
Herald Angels Sing. An optional short coda reduces the playing time to approximately
4:00. A handsome full score and judicious rescoring of the upper woodwinds makes
this an ideal alternative for community bands looking for new sounds in an older, yet
familiar style for their December programs.

                R. Mark Rogers

         R. Mark Rogers has degrees from Texas Tech University and the University of
Texas. As Director of Publications for Southern Music Company from 1993 through
2012, he authored editions of the music of Percy Grainger and John Philip Sousa that
have entered band repertory worldwide. He is also widely published as an arranger and
transcriber, with performances by all five of the Washington, DC service bands. Dr.
Rogers is the conductor of the Heart of Texas Concert Band and serves on the adjunct
faculty of San Antonio College, Texas Lutheran University, Trinity University and
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and prior to coming to San Antonio was on the
faculty of the University of South Alabama and a staff member with the University of
Texas Longhorn Band. A bassoonist, he performs with the orchestras of Corpus Christi,
Victoria, Laredo, San Antonio and Austin, as well as the Mid-Texas Symphony. He is
active in church music and occasionally appears in music theater, including numerous
roles in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. Sudie, his wife of nearly forty years, his
children and their spouses (and grandchild), are the joy of his later years.
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