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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: July 11, 2020 (Bastille Day)

In recognition of Bastille Day on July 14, this edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features French music. The turning point of the French Revolution is considered July 14, 1789, the day the Bastille was stormed. The Bastille was a prison and armory in the center of Paris and was considered a symbol of the French king's abuse of power. Every July 14, the French celebrate Bastille Day with one of the oldest regular military parades in Europe and with the president of France reviewing the troops and bands, of course. For Americans, we can think of Bastille Day as the French Fourth of July. So in recognition of Bastille Day coming up on this Tuesday, BRP features French music. This edition begins with "La Marseillaise," adopted as the national anthem of France in 1795, although the song was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.

  1. La Marseillaise (1792)
    Composer:  Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760-1836)
    Performer:  French Navy Band Toulon
    Album:  Anthology of French Military Music
     
  2. Defile des sans-culotttes
    Composer:  Gabriel Gourdin
    Performer:  Paris Police Band
    Album:  Grand Concert Marches
     
  3. Le Champs d'Honneur (The Field on Honor)
    Composer:  Unidentified
    Performer:  Band of the Republican Guard
    Album:  Fanfares de la Garde Republicaine
     
  4. Sambre et Meuse (1870)
    Composer:  Robert Planquette (1848-1903), arranged by Joseph Rauski
    Performer:  French Navy Band Toulon
    Album:  Anthology of French Military Music
     
  5. Le Reve Passe (The Dream Passes, 1906)
    Composer:  Georges Krier (1872-1946) & Adolphe Berand (1870-1946)
    Performer:  Band of the French 43rd Infantry Regiment
    Album:  Les Plus Celebres Marches Militaires
     
  6. Marche de la Garde Consulaire a Marengo
    Composer:  Guillardel, arranged by Jacques Furgeot
    Performer:  Paris Police Band
    Album:  Grand Concert Marches
     
  7. Bilitis
    Composer:  Francis Lai (1932-2018)
    Performer:  Royal Band of Belgian Navy
    Album:  Film Music, Vol. 1
     
  8. Saint-Cyr (1913)
    Composer:  Joseph Alazard (1877-1958)
    Performer:  Band of the Republican Guard
    Album:  Marches et Fanfares de la Garde Republicaine
     
  9. Overture to "Benvenuto Cellini" (1838)
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Overtures, Vol. 1
     
  10. March Lorraine
    Composer:  Louis Ganne (1862-1923)
    Performer:  French Navy Band Toulon
    Album:  Anthology of French Military Music
     
  11. La Grognard
    Composer:  Gabriel Peres (1862-1934)
    Performer:  Band of the Republican Guard
    Album:  Marches et Fanfares de la Garde Republicaine
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

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