Buy the 1975 Legacy Collection DVD
(Available this week only for 20% off. Regular price: $35.95.)
After placing sixth, second and fifth in the first three DCI World Championships, the Troopers ultimately finished in 12th place in 1975. The corps’ production opened with Rex Mitchell’s “Introduction and Fantasia,” a concert band piece written in 1970. Mitchell was a professor of music education at Pennsylvania’s Clarion University and a prolific band composer. After the brief “Introduction,” which Mitchell wrote for marimba and clarinets, the corps jumped into the “Fantasia,” marked to be played “spiritoso (spirited)” in the original musical score. Troopers’ opener ended prior to the middle chorale section of the piece, which is heard in its entirety in the accompanying video clip.
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