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Duty, Honor, Country / US Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus

> Official West point March - Official West point March
> The Corps - The Corps
> American Salute (arr. P. Lang) - American Salute (arr. P. Lang)
> Tenting on the Old Camp Ground - Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
> Fantasia on the Army Blue - Fantasia on the Army Blue
> Black Jack - Black Jack
> West Point Medley - West Point Medley
> American Soldier - American Soldier
> Duty, Honor, Country - Duty, Honor, Country
> Dogface soldier - Dogface soldier
> Garry Owen - Garry Owen
> Battle Hymn Of The Republic (arr. P. Wilhousky and C. Fischer) - Battle Hymn Of The Republic (arr. P. Wilhousky and C. Fischer)
> God bless America - God bless America
> The Armed Forces Medley - The Armed Forces Medley
> The Stars and Stripes Forever - The Stars and Stripes Forever

Album Summary

>Egner, Philip : West Point March, for band
>Harling, W. Franke : The Corps, march for band
>Gould, Morton : American Salute
>Kittredge, Walter : Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
>Hearshen, Ira : Fantasia on The Army Blue, for band
>Huffer, Fred : Black Jack, march for band
>Koff, Charles : The All-American Soldier, for chorus & band (82nd Airborne Division)
>Walters, Harold L. : Duty, Honor, Country (after General MacArthur's "Reminiscenses"), for narrator & military band
>Bert Gold / Ken Hart : Dogface Soldier, for chorus & band
>Traditional, American : Garryowen, for chorus & band (1st Cavalry) (after a traditional Irish melody)
>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Martha Canipe, Janet Hjelmgren, Maryann Fiaschetti, Laura Dause, Jacqueline Clarys (soprano); Joel Dulyea, Robert Barnett , Douglas Arnold Cox, William Gabbard, Daniel Hopkins (tenor); James Hutson, Jeffrey Woods, Victor Cenales, Allen Bishop, Stephen Albritton (bass voice); Courtney Hershey Bress (harp); Kendra Boettcher (flute); Steven Hearn (clarinet, percussion); Stephen Gresko, Shadrick Smith, James Heffernan, Nathan Smith (clarinet); Jean Gould (e flat clarinet); Cynthia Bartolomeo (oboe, English horn); Kurt Hider (oboe); J. Daniel Bowlds (bassoon); James Burge, Sheila Connor (saxophone); Scott Holbert, Michael Hill Johnston, Daniel Nevins, Robert Lambert, Mark Wood (trumpet); Tom Bartolomeo, Robert Cherry (French horn); Mark Bowling, Charles Garrett, Aaron Kadrmas (trombone); W. David Hough (bass trombone); Donald Burleson (euphonium); Scott Cameron (tuba); Thomas Enokian, William Elliott (percussion).

With Altissimo!'s Duty, Honor, Country, General "Stormin'" Norman Schwarzkopf makes his unlikely debut as a recording artist in Harold Walters' piece of that title, which is taken from the motto of West Point and utilizes a narrated text derived from a speech by General Douglas MacArthur. While Schwarzkopf does not exactly have the awe-inspiring, stentorian and slightly hypnotic voice that MacArthur possessed (who does?), he does a respectable job of fitting the words to the right places in the music and imbuing the reading with his own distinctive and easily recognizable parlance. Not every four-star American general is pleased to be pressed into such service, and it appears that Schwarzkopf enjoyed this assignment -- not as earth-shattering an event as defeating Saddam Hussein's long range tanks, but one that is likely to satisfy and entertain his many admirers. The rest of the disc, performed by the U.S. Army Field Band under Colonel Finley R. Hamilton, is very good, even excellent in spots. The performances are as nice and crisp as a good West Point Cadet's uniform, although the jig "Garry Owen" could have been a touch faster. There are many soldiers that will relish having a recording to listen to of vocal selections such as "The Corps" and "Dogface Soldier," numbers that are sung with regularity in the U.S. military but seldom heard outside it. The program that Hamilton has mapped out here is a nice blend of elements, not just a string of the same old marches, nor too exotic, and avoids the kind of military concert program one might sit through on a hot summer day that tends to be a bit on the boring side. Altissimo!'s sound is bright, immediate, and powerful; it will make the listener want to stand at attention. ~ Uncle Dave Lewis

Includes armed forces medley by various composers.

Includes west point medley: the official west point march ( by various composers.



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Works Details

>Egner, Philip : West Point March, for band
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Harling, W. Franke : The Corps, march for band
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gould, Morton : American Salute
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Kittredge, Walter : Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Soldiers' Chorus
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Hearshen, Ira : Fantasia on The Army Blue, for band
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 11 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Huffer, Fred : Black Jack, march for band
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Koff, Charles : The All-American Soldier, for chorus & band (82nd Airborne Division)
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Walters, Harold L. : Duty, Honor, Country (after General MacArthur's "Reminiscenses"), for narrator & military band
  • Performers: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus; H. Schwarzkopf (Spoken Vocals)
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bert Gold / Ken Hart : Dogface Soldier, for chorus & band
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, American : Garryowen, for chorus & band (1st Cavalry) (after a traditional Irish melody)
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Steffe, William : Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Soldiers' Chorus
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1862
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Berlin, Irving : God Bless America
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1938
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Sousa, John P. [Composer] : The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band
  • Performer: U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus
  • Conductor: Finley Hamilton
  • Ensemble: United States Army Field Band
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1896
  • Studio/Live: Studio