Sousa: Music for Wind Band, Vol. 11 / Keith Brion, Band of the Royal Swedish Navy

Album Summary

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Mother Hubbard March, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Keeping Step with the Union, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : In Parlor and Street, fantasie for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Wolverine March, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Globe and Eagle, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : In Pulpit and Pew, fantasie for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : On Parade (The Lion Tamer), march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Tally-Ho!, overture for orchestra
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : We Are Coming, song for voice & band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Liberty Loan, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : National Fencibles, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Guide Right, march for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : You're the Flower of my Heart - Sweet Adeline, fantasie for band
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Bonnie Annie Laurie, march for band
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Volume 11 of this highly-acclaimed series features a mixture of marches and popular song, operetta and opera arrangements. The renowned Royal Swedish Navy Band make their first appearance in the series.

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The direction in which a composer's mature works will progress is often, but not always, clear from listening to the early pieces through which he or she is developing a personal style. The latest volume in Naxos' excellent John Philip Sousa series shows this particularly clearly, with five of the 14 tracks offering works that Sousa... wrote before he was 30: In Parlor and Street Fantasy... Wolverine March... Globe and Eagle March... Guide Right March... and Bonnie Annie Laurie... These pieces collectively show most of the directions in which Sousa would later take his music and his world-famous band... In Parlor and Street Fantasy shows one area that he was later to revisit a number of times: a mixture of then-popular tunes, operetta excerpts... and even bits from grand opera ... rising above pastiche through cleverness of instrumentation and free-flowing form. And Bonnie Annie Laurie shows yet another side of Sousa's productivity: he had a lifelong fascination with folk songs, considered this one the most beautiful of them all, and was fond of arranging them and incorporating them into other works - often quite creatively, as here, where he writes an original tune and sets it in counterpoint to the folk song itself. Slightly later pieces on this excellently played CD continue to show Sousa's mastery of form and color: Mother Hubbard March... On Parade March... Tally Ho Overture... and the particularly attractive National Fencibles March... The five other offerings here were written in the 20th century, when Sousa was at the height of his fame and creative powers, and they display a sureness beyond that of the early works... The three remaining later works, all marches, show Sousa at the pinnacle of his creativity in the form with which he is most closely identified: Keeping Step with the Union... We Are Coming... and Liberty Loan... all infused with patriotism and uplift and a very strong element of American sensibility, for all that the performances here are by Sweden's only professional military band, which is a very fine ensemble by any standards.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010).



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Works Details

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Mother Hubbard March, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Ensemble: Band of the Royal Swedish Navy
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Keeping Step with the Union, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : In Parlor and Street, fantasie for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Wolverine March, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Globe and Eagle, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : In Pulpit and Pew, fantasie for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : On Parade (The Lion Tamer), march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1892

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Tally-Ho!, overture for orchestra
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : We Are Coming, song for voice & band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Liberty Loan, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : National Fencibles, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1888

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Guide Right, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1881

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : You're the Flower of my Heart - Sweet Adeline, fantasie for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : Bonnie Annie Laurie, march for band
  • Conductor: Keith Brion
  • Notes: The Admiralty Church (Ulrica Pia), Karlskrona, Sweden (09/27/2012-09/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883