Greatest Band in the Land!

Greatest Band in the Land!

by Goldman Band
     
 
Who said all the exciting classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries came from Europe? This very patriotic collection exposes obscure but still emotionally stirring pieces written during such landmark historical events as the American Revolution ("Chester" by William Billings), "The Battle of Trenton" (

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Who said all the exciting classical music from the 18th and 19th centuries came from Europe? This very patriotic collection exposes obscure but still emotionally stirring pieces written during such landmark historical events as the American Revolution ("Chester" by William Billings), "The Battle of Trenton" (James Hewitt's multi-movement ten-minute sweep through Washington's leading of the troops across the Delaware), the signing of the Constitution (Alexander Reinagle's "The Federal March"), and even (should you care) the McKinley Inauguration (a spirited march by Victor Herbert). The Goldman Band has been recognized for more than half a century as a vital part of America's concert life; it has cultivated the traditions and repertoire nurtured by two centuries of American bands. The band was founded in 1911 by composer-conductor Edwin Franko Goldman, and has since 1924 presented its famous concerts in New York under the sponsorship of the Guggenheim Foundation; Richard Franko Goldman, son of the founder, has led the band since his father's death in 1956, and leads a joyful set of tunes here. Among the lesser-known composers represented is the very famous John Philip Sousa. But while most American Band collections would feature the tried and true "Stars and Stripes Forever," Goldman conducts the lively "Presidential Polonaise," a dance piece composed in 1888 to be played for balls in the White House during the Chester A. Arthur administration. A great historical musical document as well as an inspired piece of American recording.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/05/2001
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0724356764125
catalogNumber:
67641

Tracks

  1. Chester, hymn
  2. Introduction/Army in Motion/Acclamation of Ye Americ
  3. Washington's March
  4. Crossing the Delaware/Trumpets Sound the Charge
  5. The Battle/Flight of the Hessians/General Confusion
  6. Grief of the Americans for the Loss of Their Comrade
  7. Yankee Doodle/Trumpets of Victory/Finale: General Re
  8. Federal March
  9. Wood Up Quickstep
  10. New York Light Guards Quickstep
  11. Santa Anna's Retreat
  12. American Salute, for orchestra
  13. Washington Grays, march for band
  14. Presidential Polonaise, polonaise for band
  15. President McKinley Inauguration March, for band
  16. March of the 22nd Regiment, for band or orchestra
  17. American Patrol, march for band

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