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I was at a concert: FINALLY!

A week ago Saturday brought to a close the New York Philharmonic season as far as my attendance is concerned. It’s been a pretty disappointing first year for symphony concerts here in the Northeast in my opinion. 747 more words

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Surfin' the Turf #21: Hawaiian War Chant

Originally written as a love song by in the 1860s by Prince Leleiohoku, this tune got a completely different set of lyrics and went on to become a staple of the Big Band era. 49 more words

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An Introduction

Hello!

My name is Justin Horwitz and I’m an aspiring Musical Director based in the Los Angeles area. The blog below is a rather verbose way of explaining the following point: 1,439 more words

Finale

Surfin' the Turf #18: Stranger on the Shore

This tune was a HUGE hit in 1962. As written and recorded by Acker Bilk, it went to #1 on the US charts. It also has the distinction of being the “rock era” first recording from the UK to hit #1 in the USA.

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Introduction

Hello!

My name is Justin Horwitz and I’m an aspiring Musical Director based in the Los Angeles area. The blog below is a rather verbose way of explaining the following point: 1,439 more words

Blog

Surfin' the Turf #17: Gringo

This is a tune from the Ventures’ 1961 album, “Twist wth the Ventures”. I think it’s pretty catchy.

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