“And the Nominees Are…” 2015-16

“And the Nominees Are…” 2015-16

FIRST HALF – “OUR FAVORITES”:
Best Symphonic Dances
Danza Fantástica – Joaquin Turina, arr. Chris Castellanos
Ritual Fire Dance – Manuel de Falla, arr. Jose Sibaja
Best Cantata Wachet auf – J.S. Bach, arr. Jose Sibaja
Best Season Primavera Porteña – Astor Piazolla, arr. Chris Castellanos
Best March Melody Shop – Carl King, arr. Christ Castellanos
Best Tango Verano Porteño – Astor Piazolla, arr. Jose Sibaja
SECOND HALF – “YOUR FAVORITES”:
Best Opener
*William Tell Overture
Rossini’s musical picture of life in the Swiss Alps that is most famously recognized as the
theme music for The Lone Ranger.
*20th Century Fox Fanfare
The iconic fanfare composed in 1933 heard in movie theaters around the world.
*Superman Opening Credits
At the initial recording session for the 1978 film, the theme made such an impact on director
Richard Donner that, unable to contain himself, he exclaimed, ‘Genius! Fantastic!’ promptly ruining
the first take.
Best Broadway Moment
*Maria from West Side Story
Three notes that launch the main theme are a beautiful creation full of passion and warmth
capturing Tony’s feelings of love.
*76 Trombones from The Music Man
Signature song from the musical The Music Man.
*Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Described as “without a doubt…one of the finest songs Gershwin ever wrote,” Summertime has
become a popular and much recorded jazz standard.
Best Movie Theme
*The Green Hornet
Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral interlude, “Flight of the Bumblebee”, used for the radio series,
was so strongly identified with The Green Hornet that it was retained as the theme.
*Three Amigos
Elmer Bernstein sets the mood of this western comedy with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and
Martin Short.
*Silverado
This epic score of Americana melodies conjure the high plains and red rivers of the Wild West.
Best Crooner: Las Vegas Style
*Sway – Dean Martin
Sung by original Rat Packer Dean Martin in 1954, this song has now been re-recorded by many
artists, including Michael Bublé.
*Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra Recorded with the Count Basie Band, this arrangement became closely associated with
NASA’s Apollo space program.
*I’ve Gotta Be Me – Sammy Davis, Jr.
Appearing in the first Rat Pack film, Ocean’s Eleven, this song was the title track for his 1968
album, “I’ve Gotta Be Me”.
Best Ballad
*Lullabye
Billy Joel’s daughter, Alexa Ray, inspired this beautiful melody.
*I Remember Clifford
Golson’s tribute to one of the most influential jazz trumpet players of the 20th century.
*Stardust
“A song about a song of love” is considered one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century.
Best Closer
*Malaguena
The Stan Kenton Orchestra re-imagined this classic song as a fiery, big band showpiece.
*Bugle Call Rag
Benny Goodman and Glen Miller popularized this swing-era standard.
*Caravan
One of the most popular songs from the vast songbook of Duke Ellington.
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3/27/14 – PLEASE DESTROY ALL PREVIOUSLY DATED MATERIALS
PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ARTIS
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