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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (November 10 2018): Veterans' Day and End of WW I

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the fighting in World War I ended when an armistice took effect. What was called Armistice Day is now Veterans’ Day. This edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion commemorates the end of WW I and honors our veterans.

Some background: On November 3, 1918, the sailors in Kiel, Germany, mutinied when the German navy ordered them to attack the British fleet. This mutiny lead to what is called the German Revolution , forcing Kaiser Wilhem II to abdicate his throne on November 9. About 5 a.m., on Novmber 11, 2018, Germany’s representatives signed an armistice agreement that went into effect at 11 a.m. that same day.

  1. Star Spangled Banner
    Composer:  Arranged by Major Larry H. Lang
    Performer:  U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band
    Album:  Early Light
     
  2. Armed Forces Salute
    Composer:  Arrananged by Robert Gray
    Performer:  U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band
    Album:  Early Light
     
  3. Over There (recorded 1918)
    Composer:   George M. Cohan (1878-1942)
    Performer:  Enrico Caruso
    Album:  1918 Phonographic Yearbook: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     
  4. E Pluribus Unun (1917 )
    Composer:  Fred Jewell (1875-1936)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Tradition, Vol. IV
     
  5. Oh, I Hate To Get Up in the Morning (recorded 1918)
    Composer:  Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
    Performer:  Arthur Fields
    Album:  1918 Phonographic Yearbook: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     
  6. Black Jack (1918)
    Composer:  Fred Huffer (1879-1943)
    Performer:  Texas A&M University Band
    Album:  Tradition, Vol. III
     
  7. Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land (recorded 1918)
    Composer:  Sam M. Lewis (lyricist, 1885-1959), Joe Young (lyricist, 1889-1939), Jean Schwartz (1878-1956)
    Performer:  Al Jolson
    Album:  1918 Phonographic Yearbook: Like the Sunshine After Rain
     
  8. On Patrol in No Man's Land (recorded 1919)
    Composer:  Jim Europe (1880-1919)
    Performer:  369th U.S. Infantry Band, sung by Noble Sissle
    Album:  Complete Recording of Jim Europe's 369th U.S. Infantry Band
     
  9. White Rose (1917)
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Sousa, Vol. 4
     
  10. Only Remembered
    Composer:  Horatius Bonar (word, 1808-1889) and Ira Sankey (music, 1840-1908)
    Performer:  Central Band of the Royal British Legion
    Album:  Forever
     
  11. Liberty Loan (1917)
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Sousa, Vol. 4
     
  12. Keep the Home Fires Burning (1914)
    Composer:  Ivor Novello (music, 1893-1951) and Lena Guilbert Brown Ford (lyrics, 1870-1914)
    Performer:  Central Band of the Royal British Legion
    Album:  Forever
     
  13. Solid Men to the Front (1918)
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Sousa, Vol. 4
     
  14. Rouge Boquet (read by John Hightower)
    Composer:  Joyce Kilmer
    Performer:  Central Band of the Royal British Legion
    Album:  Forever

Air Date: 

Saturday, November 10, 2018

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