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Cal Poly Wind Ensemble Video: 'The Thunderer' and 'Three Chorales'

This video performance is of John Philip Sousa’s “The Thunderer” and J.S. Bach’s “Three Chorales,” arranged by the Christopher J. Woodruff, the group’s conductor.
“Varying styles of click-tracks and drones were used for these two contrasting pieces,” Woodruff said. “While the final product was not intended to rise to the level of a live concert resulting from in-person rehearsals, the process offered an opportunity to maintain musicianship through practice, assessment and discussion in a Learn by Doing experience. It also helped to sustain the sense of community that is inherent in musical ensembles. For students drawn from departments across the university, there are few better places to find comfort than through music.”