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for David Piecka and the River City Brass Band, Music Director Denis Colwell
How Are Things
in Glocca Morra?

E.Y. Harburg/Burton Lane, composers
Drew Fennell, arranger


How Are Things in Glocca Morra? has been a favorite of mine ever since I first heard the tune on a Wynton Marsalis recording (Standard Time, Volume 3: The Resolution of Romance). I thought it might be a nice vehicle to feature the sweet and very natural sound of David Piecka, RCBB's Principal Horn player, and I was right. His phrases arch just right and the sound is so even all over the instrument.

I remember the weeks leading up to the first rehearsal of this tune. I had a computer problem and had to resort to (gasp!) hand-written manuscript. I don't know if that was a bigger problem for me or for the unfortunate musicians who had to read my very poor manuscript.

  • How Are Things in Glocca Morra? is published by River City Brass Band Publishing.
    Available for Brass Band.

  • Hear a short sample of How Are Things in Glocca Morra? by the River City Brass Band, Denis Colwell, Music Director, featuring David Piecka, Horn from the compact disc recording All American*.

*Right click on the link and choose Save Target As... to download the file.

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