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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (September 2, 2017)

In 1895, Britain had the scandalous trial of Oscar Wilde. In 1906, Germany had the Harden-Eulenberg affair. Harden was the journalist who reported the relationship between a German diplomat Prince Philipp Eulenberg and a German general Count Kuno von Moltke. Curiously, both were musicians. Eulenburg composed songs; Moltke, marches. Moltke’s two most famous compositions are the “Great Elector’s Cavalry March” and the “Slow March of the Cuirassiers.”

Cuirassiers were cavalrymen who wore breastplate armor called a cuirass. As a matter of fact, at the outbreak of WW I, both the German and French armies still had cuirassiers. As a matter of fact, the French cuirassiers actually wore their armor in battle for the first several weeks of WW I. Today's French Army still has a regiment of cuirassiers for ceremonial purposes.

  1. Des Grossen Kurfürsten Reitermarsch (1892, The Great Elector's Cavalry March)
    Composer:  Kuno Graf von Moltke (1847–1923)
    Performer:  Maritime Self-Defense Forces Band of Tokyo
    Album:  Best of German Marches, Vol. 1
     
  2. Praesentiermarsch des Leib-Kurassier-Regiments Grosser Kurfurst (1896, Slow March of the Cuirassiers)
    Composer:  Kuno Graf von Moltke
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 3, Munster
    Album:  Fusion
     
  3. Havellander Marsch
    Composer:  Hans Ahrens (1930-2014)
    Performer:  German Army Band 14, Neubrandengurg
    Album:  Gruss aus Mecklenburg (Greetings from Mecklenburg)
     
  4. Fitzhardinge Fanfare and Fugue: Franfare
    Composer:  Philip Wilby (1949- )
    Performer:  Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Album:  Grenadiers 325
     
  5. Fitzhardinge Fanfare and Fugue: Fugue
    Composer:  Philip Wilby
    Performer:  Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Album:  Grenadiers 325
     
  6. Slavonic Rhapsody No. 2, Op. 269 (recorded 1938, composed 1904)
    Composer:  Carl Friedemann (1862-1952)
    Performer:  Band of the Grenadier Guards
    Album:  Grenadiers 325
     
  7. Cravant Marsch
    Composer:  Johannes Havemann (1834-1891)
    Performer:  German Army Band 14, Neubrandengurg
    Album:  Gruss aus Mecklenburg (Greetings from Mecklenburg)
     
  8. Tolzer Schutzenmarsch
    Composer:  Anton Krettner (1849-1899)
    Performer:  German Airforce Band 1, Munich
    Album:  Auf Festum Grund (On the Ground)
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  9. Dreamsville (uses French horns in a jazz arrangement)
    Composer:  Henry Mancini (1924-1994)
    Performer:  Harmonie Ensemble
    Album:  Music for Peter Gunn
     
  10. Cartoon
    Composer:  Paul Hart
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 1
    Album:  Grusse aus Hannover (Greetings from Hannover)
     
  11. Waltz from "Sleeping Beauty"
    Composer:  Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 1
    Album:  Grusse aus Hannover (Greetings from Hannover)
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

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