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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (February 9, 2019)

This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features three different marches, all named after St. Petersburg. We call this edition “St. Petersburg March” day. This first march is among the German Army's collection of official marches. Although changed from time to time, this official collection has been in existence since 1817 when Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm III when instituted the policy. One of the oldest of the marches included in the collection is the “St. Petersburg March,” said to have been brought to Prussia by Kaiser Wilhelm from Russia around 1837. The kaiser indicated the march had been written by Erik Erikkson, a member of the band of the Russian Empire’s Finnish Guard. Finland was part of the Russian Empire at the time. We begin today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion with the official German Army march, but follow it with two other marches also titled “St. Petersburg March,” the third one being composed by Alabama's very own Johnnie Vinson, retired director of bands at Auburn University.

  1. St. Petersburg March (circa 1830s)
    Composer:  Erik Eriksson (?)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 1
    Album:  Die 60 Schonsten Deutschen Marsche
     
  2. St. Petersburg March
    Composer:  Traditional, arranged by Franz Watz (1949- )
    Performer:  Maablosn
    Album:  Best of Woodstock der Blasmusik, Vol. 2
     
  3. St. Petersburg March
    Composer:  Johnnie Vinson (1944- )
    Performer:  Unattributed, Musicians of Indianapolis Symphony
    Album:  Music of Johnnie Vinson
     
  4. Melodies from Opera "Carmen"
    Composer:  Georges Bizet, arranged by Gunther Gursch
    Performer:  Berlin Police Band
    Album:  Berlin bleibt doch Berlin (Berlin Is Still Berlin)
     
  5. Sinfonietta (2004): The Landing
    Composer:  Jan Van der Roost (1956- )
    Performer:  Osakan Philharmonic Winds
    Album:  Spartacus
     
  6. Sinfonietta (2004): Sword Dance
    Composer:  Jan Van der Roost (1956- )
    Performer:  Osakan Philharmonic Winds
    Album:  Spartacus
     
  7. Sinfonietta (2004): Nightfall by the River
    Composer:  Jan Van der Roost (1956- )
    Performer:  Osakan Philharmonic Winds
    Album:  Spartacus
     
  8. Sinfonietta (2004): Towards the Future
    Composer:  Jan Van der Roost (1956- )
    Performer:  Osakan Philharmonic Winds
    Album:  Spartacus
     
  9. Canaro en Paris (1925)
    Composer:  Juan Caldarella (music, 1891-1978) & Alejandro Scarpino (lyrics, 1904-1970)
    Performer:  Saxon Wind Philharmonic
    Album:  Soul of the Plains: Venezuelan Music
     
  10. Slowakischer Traum (Slovakian Dream)
    Composer:  Marian Vado
    Performer:  Dunajska Kapela
    Album:  Best of Woodstock der Blasmusik, Vol. 2
     
  11. Does Anybody Really Know Time It is?
    Composer:  Robert Lamm (1944- )
    Performer:  Brass Arts Quintet
    Album:  Brass Arts Quintet Plays Chicago
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, February 9, 2019

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