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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: April 4, 2020

One of the war horses of band music is the “Light Cavalry Overture,” by Franz von Suppé. His father never encouraged von Suppé to become a musician, but the local bandmaster did. Living from 1819 to 1895, he composed over four dozen operettas—hardly any of which are performed these days. Nevertheless, his music remains alive in three places: transcriptions of his works into band music; on the program of pops concerts, such as those conducted by the Boston Pops; and in cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Popeye, Mickey Mouse, and Dudley Dooright.

  1. Light Cavalry Overture
    Composer:  Franz von Suppe
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Overtures: Vol. 2
     
  2. Florentiner March
    Composer:  Julius Fucik
    Performer:  Royal Sweedish Air Force Band
    Album:  Strike Up the Band
     
  3. Old Comrades
    Composer:  Carl Teike
    Performer:  Royal Sweedish Air Force Band
    Album:  Strike Up the Band
     
  4. Under the Double Eagle
    Composer:  Joseph Franz Wagner
    Performer:  Royal Sweedish Air Force Band
    Album:  Strike Up the Band
     
  5. Vienna Will Always Be Vienna
    Composer:  Johann Schrammel (1850-1893)
    Performer:  Royal Sweedish Air Force Band
    Album:  Strike Up the Band
     
  6. French National Defile (Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse)
    Composer:  Robert Planquette (1848-1903)
    Performer:  Royal Sweedish Air Force Band
    Album:  Strike Up the Band
     
  7. Air in Berlin
    Composer:  Paul Lincke
    Performer:  Royal Sweedish Air Force Band
    Album:  Strike Up the Band
     
  8. London Calling
    Composer:  Eric Coates
    Performer:  Royal Artillery Band (British)
    Album:  London Calling
     
  9. Calling All Workers
    Composer:  Eric Coates
    Performer:  Royal Artillery Band (British)
    Album:  London Calling
     
  10. Pathfinder of Panama
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa
    Performer:  Goldman Band
    Album:  Golden Age of the American March
     
  11. Overture to the "Flying Dutchman"
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  of the American March
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

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