Bosnian Folk Songs by Fred J Allen
Conducted by Emily Zaborski
Emily Zaborski is from the south Chicago suburb of Lansing, Illinois, where she began her diverse musical experience at Memorial Jr. High School. Her past performance credentials include euphonium under the direction of David Allie, and at Thornton Fractional South High School, flute, piccolo, and trumpet, directed by Mike Madonia and Marquis Carroll, respectively. At VanderCook, She has played flute in symphonic band and flute ensemble, as well as trumpet and French horn in brass ensemble and wind ensemble. After Graduation, Ms Zaborski plans on teaching music to children in third world countries and working in the Peace Corps.
Bosnian Folk Songs was composed by Fred J. Allen, director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. The piece consists of two contrasting folk songs from the region of Europe now known as Bosnia and Herzegovina, which were retrieved from a collection of compositions transcribed by Bela Bartok. In his composition, Professor Allen uses these reoccurring motifs, as well as incorporates his own material to make Bosnian Folk Song a lyrically as well as technically challenging piece, originally written for 3rd and 4th year musicians.