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PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: From Fife and Dru

PRESIDENT'S OWN UNITED STATES MARINE BAND: From Fife and Dru

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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.
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Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 28, 2012


  • UPC: 754422609029


  • Catalog Number: ALT60902


  • Label: Altissimo


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: A.F. Weldon, Charles Gounod, Charles L. Johnson, Clare Grundman, Franz Liszt, Franz v. Suppé, George William Warren, Hector Berlioz, Hermann L. Blankenburg, Jacques Offenbach, John Philip Sousa, Spoken Word


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: [""President's Own" United States Marine Band"]


  • Performer: Arthur S. Witcomb, Kennedy Ludlum, Paul Hume