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Music for military band
and chorus -
enjoyed by
GERALD FENECH

'... some great off-the-beaten track items that deserve to be heard more often.'

Elgar and his Peers - The Art of the Military Band. © 2017 SOMM Recordings

The sound of the British bands has always been at the forefront of the genre for almost three centuries, but from the Victorian era onwards its significance grew considerably. Indeed, the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century bandstands of Britain are testament to the popularity of music played out of doors before the arrival of the gramophone and radio. Bands played a variety of music, from popular songs of the day to arrangements of orchestral works and arias from operetta and opera...

Copyright © 16 September 2017 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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ELGAR AND HIS PEERS - THE ART OF THE MILITARY BAND

EDWARD ELGAR

THOMAS BEECHAM

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

CHORAL MUSIC

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