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Elgar and his Peers - The Art of the Military Band

SOMMCD 0170

DDD
Stereo
NEW RELEASE

Playing time: 74'33"
Tracks: 17
Booklet pages: 24
© 2017 SOMM Recordings
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Elgar and his Peers - The Art of the Military Band published on 16 September 2017

Listen: Elgar, arranged Higgins: Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode (track 16, 5:11-5:58)

The Joyful Company of Singers (tracks 5 and 16)
Peter Broadbent, director (tracks 5 and 16)
London Symphonic Concert Band
Tom Higgins, conductor

Edward Elgar, arranged for military band by C Evans:
1 Pomp and Circumstance March No 2 (1901)

Thomas Beecham:
2 March 1947 (first recording)

J S Bach, arranged by Elgar:

The Tower Chorales (1911) (first recordings)
3 O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß
4 O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden

Elgar, arranged for military band by Frank Winterbottom:
5 With Proud Thanksgiving (1920) (first recording)

Bertram Walton O'Donnell:

Three Humoresques (1923)
6 Pride and Prejudice
7 Prevarication
8 Petulance and Persuasion

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
9 Sea Songs (1923)
10 Toccata Marziale (1924)

Elgar, arranged for military band by Henry Geehl:

Severn Suite (1930)
11 Worcester Cathedral (Introduction)
12 Tournement (Toccata)
13 The Cathedral (Fugue)
14 In The Commandery (Menuet)
15 Coda

Elgar, arranged for military band by Tom Higgins:
16 So Many True Princesses Who Have Gone (Queen Alexandra Memorial Ode) (1932) (first recording)
17 Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 (1930) (first recording)

Recorded 24-25 September 2016 at St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, London UK

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