If you’re in the Benson area on Sunday morning November 25th, come worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church (60th and Maple) with the 1st Nebraska Volunteers Brass Band! We’ll be providing special music for the 8:15 and 10:15 services.
Our prelude is the Renaissance carol “Gaudete, Christus est natus” or Rejoice! Jesus is born. The refrain has an infectious rhythm and the verses have beautiful flowing melodies. The anthem will be “Angels We Have Heard On High” that features a short fugal section as well as the traditional cascading lines of “Gloria.” Gustav Holst’s carol “In the Bleak Midwinter” will be played as the offertory, and the postlude is Tchaikovsky’s well-known “Nutcracker March.”
You’ll notice that we’ve broken from our Civil War music mode. Brass players love Christmas music, so, we’re broadening our repertoire to have some musical fun during the holidays.
You can also hear the 1st Nebraska at the Durham Western Heritage Museum on Saturday, December 22nd, from 1:30 to 2:00 pm as we perform the above songs plus some other fine brass Christmas music.
Join us, won’t you!