With Memorial Day coming up it seems appropriate to get some good march music playing! This free download is of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band from Washington, D.C., playing National Emblem by E. E. Bagley. It's a great march and features a snippet of the National Anthem. You can also hear its memorable theme in the second strain, which is often sung with the lyrics, "Oh the monkey wrapped his tail around the flag pole."
National Emblem March by Bagley, U.S. Marine
Here is a recording of The United States Army Band (Pershing's Own) performing the Russian Sailors' Dance by Reinhold Gliere. It is from Gliere's "The Red Poppy."
This piece was used as part of the preliminary round of The U.S. Navy Band's recent euphonium audition. Perhaps it will be part of the next Navy audition, coming up in June.
Russian Sailors Dance by Gliere, MP3 Download
There is an exciting new CD available now. It is a recording of the program from the historic Carnegie Hall Recital that Brian Bowman performed nearly 4 decades ago. Pieces included are Capuzzi, Andante and Rondo; Frackenpohl, Sonata; Ross, Partita; Adler, Four Dialogs for Euphonium and Marimba; Boda, Sonatina for Euphonium and Synthesizer; and Picchi, Fantasia Originale. This was a break-though event in the euphonium world and helped establish the instrument as a serious classical music entity.
The Brasscast podcast for this week features the Utah Premier Brass. There is a great interview with their conductor, Alan Boyer, who gives a little history of brass bands in Utah (did you know there were once 100 brass bands in Utah?). This broadcast also features the guest euphonium soloist Adam Frey in Curnow's Rhapsody for Euphonium. Other pieces include Men of Harlech (traditional arranged by Gordon Langford), Belle of the Ball (by Leroy Anderson, arranged by Ernest Tomlinson), and Blenheim
This rousing performance was done live in the early '90's by The United Coast Guard Band under the direction of Lewis J. Buckley. The piece is by Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Jesters. The arrangement was a gift to the USCG Band when we did a tour in Russia in 1989.
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