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Houston Boychoir in Concert Pueblo Colorado

Location: Colorado, USA
Choir type: Other Choirs
The Houston Boychoir will present a concert in Hoag Hall on the Campus of Colorado State University, Pueblo on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM. The choir is the guest of the Pueblo Children's Chorale. The concert will be selections from the following program
Festival Sanctus, John Leavitt

For the Beauty of the Earth, John Rutter
Lux Aeterna, Z Randall Stroope
Ave Maria, Jacob Arcadelt
Al Shlosha d'Varim, Allen Naplan
El El Cielo Canta Allegria, Pablo Sosa
UUniquely Texas
AArranged, Robert Nelson
Beautiful Texas                                                                                                            Pappy O’Daniel
W. Lee O'Daniel was born in 1890 in Ohio, but came to Texas “just as fast as he could”. He was a sales manager for Burrus Mills, a flour-milling company in Fort Worth and In 1928, he took over the company's radio advertising and started a country music program to promote the flour. O'Daniel hosted the show and organized a band called the Light Crust Doughboys. Many of the musicians who made Western Swing famous, including Bob Wills, got their start in O'Daniel's band. In 1935 he organized his own flour company to make "Hillbilly Flour" and began to call his band the Hillbilly Boys. The slogan, "Pass the biscuits, Pappy," made O'Daniel a household name throughout Texas. Pappy became so popular he was elected governor of Texas. In 1941 O’Daniel won election to the United States Senate in one of the most controversial elections in Texas history, edging out Congressman Lyndon Baines Johnson by only a handful of votes.
Deep in the Heart of Texas                                                                 June Hershey & Don Swander
Red River Valley                                                                                                         Traditional           
Red River Valleyis a folk song and cowboy music standard of controversial origins that has gone by different names—e.g., Cowboy Love Song, Bright Sherman Valley, Bright Laurel Valley.  As early as 1925, Carl T. Sprague, an early singing cowboy from Texas, but it was fellow Texan Jules Verne Allen's 1929 Cowboy's Love Songthat gave the song its greatest popularity.
Pecos Bill                                                                                        Johnny Lange & Elliot Daniel
According to the legend, Pecos Bill was born in Texas in the 1830s. Pecos Bill was traveling in a covered wagon as an infant when he fell out unnoticed by the rest of his family near the Pecos River. He was taken in by a pack of coyotes who were said to have raised him. He grew up to become a cowboy. His horse, Widow-Maker, was so named because no other man except Pecos Bill could ride him and live. Widow-Maker was also called Lightning. Dynamite was said to be his favorite food. It is also said Pecos sometimes rode mountain lion instead of a horse.
Occupation:Cowboy, Trail Boss. Next of Kin: Pack of Coyotes. One True Love: Sluefoot Sue.
Trusty Steed:Widowmaker (Named as such because only Bill could ride him).
Friends: Daniel Hackett, Paul Bunyan, andJohn Henry.
Foes: J.P. Styles, plus anyone who insulted the Great State of Texas.
Hobbies: Howling at the Moon.
Gunfighter’s Lament                                                                                                      Traditional
The song is widely considered a traditional ballad, and the origins are not entirely clear. It seems to be primarily descended from a British folk song of the late 18th century called The Unfortunate Rake, which also evolved (with a time signature change and completely different melody) into the New Orleans standard St. James Infirmary Blues.  There are hundreds of texts, with variants so numerous that scholars will never assemble and analyze them all
The Yellow Rose of Texas                                                                                                       Traditional
The Center for American History at the University of Texas has an unpublished early handwritten version of the song, perhaps dating from the time of the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.  The original love song has become associated with the legend of "how a slave named Emily Morgan” helped win the battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle in the Texas Revolution.
SSiyahamba                       Andries van Tonder, adapted by Neeki Bey

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