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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (June 10, 2017): World War I Begins

Although World War I began in 1914, the United States did not enter the war until April 1917. Even then, U.S. troops did not reach Europe until June 1917. On June 7, 1917, in Camden, New Jersey, John McCormack recorded a song already popular in England. The song became the U.S. number-four hit of 1917. The Welshman David Davies wrote the music; Lena Ford, the first American victim of a German air raid on London, wrote the words. Today, Brass, Reeds, and Percussion begins coverage of the 100th anniversary of American participation in World War I by airing to “Keep the Home Fires Burning.”

  1. Keep the Home Fires Burning (recorded June 7, 1917)
    Composer:   David Davies a.k.a. Ivor Novello (music) and Lena Ford (words)
    Performer:  John McCormack and Victor Orchestra
    Album:  Songs of the Great War
     
  2. La Marchenera: Prelude to Act 2 (1928)
    Composer:  Frederico Morano Torrabo (1891-1981)
    Performer:  Banda Sinfonica Municipal de Madrid
    Album:  Festival de Zarzuela
     
  3. La Calesera: Pasodoble de los Chrisperos y Guardias de Corps (1925)
    Composer:  Francisco Alonso (1882-1948)
    Performer:  Banda Sinfonica Municipal de Madrid
    Album:  Festival de Zarzuela
     
  4. Overture to "William Tell"
    Composer:  Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)
    Performer:  Consortium Classicum
    Album:  Music from Rossini's Wilhelm Tell Arranged for Harmonie
     
  5. Theme from "Magnificent Seven"
    Composer:   Elmer Bernstein (1922-2004)
    Performer:  Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Album:  A Henley Bandstand
     
  6. Concerto for Drum Set
    Composer:  Carroll DeCamp (1922-2013)
    Performer:  Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
    Album:  The Signaller
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  7. Hoch Heidecksburg (Watchtower) (1912)
    Composer:  Rudolf Herzer (1878-1914)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 4
    Album:  Die Schonsten Deutschen Marsche
     
  8. Defiliermarsch Ritter Von Rossbach
    Composer:  Leopold Matuschka
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 4
    Album:  Die Schonsten Deutschen Marsche
     
  9. Belgian Military Waltz
    Composer:   Louis Fremaux (1876-1937)
    Performer:   Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides
    Album:  Nonpareil
     
  10. Lassus Trombone
    Composer:  Henry Fillmore
    Performer:  Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
    Album:  The Signaller
     

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

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