From Fife and Drum: Marine Band Recordings 1890-1988

Audio Samples

>Word, Spoken : Spoken introduction to the Washington Post march
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Thunderer, march for band
>Weldon, A.F. : Creanonian Polka, for band
>Blankenbur, Hermann Ludwig : Klar zum Gefecht (Ready for Action), march for band, Op. 62
>Johnson, Charles L. : Crazy Bone Rag
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Word, Spoken : Dream Hour broadcast introduction (with The Marines' Hymn)
>Gounod, Charles : The Queen Of Sheba
>     Grand March
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Suppé, Franz von : Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>     A Witches' Sabbath
>Word, Spoken : A Message from the President of the United States
>Grundman, Clare : Concord, march for band
>Warren, George William : God of Our Fathers (The National Hymn)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Genevieve de Brabant
>     Galop

Album Summary

>Word, Spoken : Spoken introduction to the Washington Post march
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Thunderer, march for band
>Weldon, A.F. : Creanonian Polka, for band
>Blankenbur, Hermann Ludwig : Klar zum Gefecht (Ready for Action), march for band, Op. 62
>Johnson, Charles L. : Crazy Bone Rag
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
>Word, Spoken : Dream Hour broadcast introduction (with The Marines' Hymn)
>Gounod, Charles : The Queen Of Sheba
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Suppé, Franz von : Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien
>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
>Word, Spoken : A Message from the President of the United States
>Grundman, Clare : Concord, march for band
>Warren, George William : God of Our Fathers (The National Hymn)
>Offenbach, Jacques : Genevieve de Brabant
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This album was created to celebrate the 190th Anniversary of the Marine Band in 1988. The Marine Band, founded by an Act of Congress on July 11, 1798, is America's oldest musical organization. The Marine Band has participated in many historic "firsts," among them being the development of sound recordings. From early cylinders, to this first Marine Band recording on compact disc, musicians and historians have an impressive chronology of the organization's repertoire and performance practice. The choice of music spanning a century reflects an important facet of the Marine Band's role in performing music that honors tradition. From Fife and Drum features historic recordings from 1890, 1898, 1914, 1927, 1954, 1974, all the way to 1988. You will hear the "Washington Post" conducted by John Philip Sousa and played by his band in 1890, a special message from President Ronald Regan, and introduction from Paul Hume, former music critic and editor for the Washington Post.



Reviews

A Valuable Collection
This is a fascinating document certain to have wide appeal. It celebrates an American institution which we tend to take for granted. The individual sessions date back to the end of the 19th century. The refinement in sound reproduction in the tracks laid down between 1890 and 1927 is dramatic. The accomplished transcriptions of selections by Liszt, Suppe and Berlioz are rousing fun. Finally, there are two little patriotic gems worth noting, “Concord” and “God of Our Fathers”. Well worth investigating
Submitted on 06/27/12 by conway 
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Works Details

>Word, Spoken : Spoken introduction to the Washington Post march
  • Performer: Paul Hume
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Thunderer, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1889

>Weldon, A.F. : Creanonian Polka, for band
  • Performer: Arthur Witcomb (Cornet)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Blankenbur, Hermann Ludwig : Klar zum Gefecht (Ready for Action), march for band, Op. 62
  • Running Time: 3 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Johnson, Charles L. : Crazy Bone Rag
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Semper Fidelis, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Word, Spoken : Dream Hour broadcast introduction (with The Marines' Hymn)
  • Performer: Kennedy Ludlum
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gounod, Charles : The Queen Of Sheba :: Grand March
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1861-1862

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Franz von Suppé (1819 - 1895) : Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berlioz, Hector : Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 :: A Witches' Sabbath
  • Running Time: 9 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 04/1830
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Word, Spoken : A Message from the President of the United States
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Grundman, Clare : Concord, march for band
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: March

>Warren, George William : God of Our Fathers (The National Hymn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Offenbach, Jacques : Geneviève de Brabant :: Galop
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1859-1875

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Washington Post, march for band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889