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Hockey Night in Canada Theme (Dolores Claman/Arranged by Howard Cable)

Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini/Arranged by Andrew Horvath)

Dr. Who Through Time and Space (Murray Gold/Arranged by Robert Buckley)

Anime Suite
Decisive Battle from Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shiro Siguoso/Arranged by Masamichi Amano)

Reboot (Robert Buckley)

Ballad from Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shiro Siguoso/Arranged by Masamichi Amano)

Tank! from Cowboy Bebop (Yoko Kanno/Arranged by Daryl McKenzie)


Liberty Bell (John Philip Sousa)

Flintstones Theme (William Hanna, Joseph Barbera and Hoyt Curtin/Arranged by John Moss)

Looney Tunes Overture (Jerry Franklin, Mack David, Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin/Arranged by Bill Holcombe)

The Coronation Suite: 

Themes from The Crown (Arranged by Robert Buckley)

Crown Imperial (William Walton/Arranged by W.J. Duthoit)

Director’s Welcome and Program Notes

                    Welcome to the third concert of the Pacific Symphonic Wind Ensemble’s 2022-2023 season. Tonight we turn on the TV… but sound only! The World of TV has scads of catchy and recognizable tunes. We hope you enjoy our selections and also hope to see you at our final season concert on June tenth!

              Dr. David Branter

It’s not always this easy…choosing a program I mean. Often the task entails sifting through many scores to achieve a good balance of thematically-related pieces that contain musical variety and that aren’t collectively so difficult as to cause a player’s rebellion.



Not this time though. When I first sat down to think about titles I quickly had way more than we could program. It also turned out that almost every item was from a 50s or 60s show (when I was a kid and regularly watched television). So, with diligent searching and much advice, and many suggestions from PSWE members this show emerged. The temporal compass is from the 1950s through to 2020. All the music may not be familiar to all in the audience but that is a good thing, right? Inevitably some classic materials did not make the cut. I am personally sad that the Mission Impossible theme did not make it. Its place was taken by one of my favorite TV theme songs Peter Gunn. The Peter Gunn music has special associations for me and tonight’s performance will have a special illustration of those associations.



Like the aforementioned, all of the pieces tonight were specifically composed for a particular show or event. As we often do this program contains a quiz element. Early on we will test your awareness of the 2000s shows aurally (Bwa ha ha!!). But please feel free to use the blank sheet of paper in the program to write lyrics to theme songs. These are “Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones” and “This Is It” the opening number from the Bugs Bunny Hour (“and now that Oscar-winning rabbit…”). We also invite you to figure out why we have programmed Sousa’s Liberty Bell. We will deal with that further during the show. We also give a respectful bow to Queen Elizabeth II and invite you to remember (no phones!) the date of her coronation (the first televised coronation).



Although it wasn't easy, it has been tons of fun to put this together for you and we’re sure you’ll have a great time in the vast wasteland with us.


Concert led by Director Dr. David Branter


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