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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: July 4, 2020 (Independence Day)

Today's Independence Day edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion includes patriotic music, of course. But we'll also have a salute to medical professionals because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And you'll hear some patriotic marches composed by less-well-known composers, all active band members and composers around 1900—people like Fred Jewell and Joseph John Richards. We'll also hear the march of Custer's 7th Cavalry Unit, a march that President Teddy Roosevelt declared the best marching tune in the world: "Garyowen." Today's edition opens with an orchestrated version of the U.S. military's standard bugle call "To the Color."

  • To the Color
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Music for Honors and Ceremonies
     
  • Star Spangled Banner (circa 1773)
    Composer:  John Stafford Smith (1750-1836)
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Music for Honors and Ceremonies
     
  • Fouth of July Overture (1858)
    Composer:  Manchester Cornet Band
    Performer:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
    Album:  Homespun America
     
  • America the Beautiful
    Composer:  Samuel Augustus Ward (1848-1903), arranged by Carmen Dragon (1804-1984)
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  Americana
     
  • Mars de Medici a.k.a. March of the Doctors (1938)
    Composer:  Johan Wichers (1887-1956)
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Sound Off
     
  • U.S. Public Health Service March (circa 1988)
    Composer:  U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Musician George King, III
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  Patriotic Salute to the Military Family
     
  • Gary Owen
    Composer:  Traditional (circa at least 1804)
    Performer:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
    Album:  Spirit of '76
     
  • Gary Owen
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band
    Album:  Patriotic Music to Inspire and Uplift
     
  • American Journey: Immigration and Building
    Composer:  John Williams (1932- )
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  Gardens of Stone
     
  • American Journey: Civil Rights and Women's Movement
    Composer:  John Williams
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  Gardens of Stone
     
  • American Journey: Popular Entertainment
    Composer:  John Williams
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  Gardens of Stone
     
  • American Journey: Flight and Technology
    Composer:  John Williams
    Performer:  U.S. Coast Guard Band
    Album:  Gardens of Stone
     
  • E Pluribus Unum March
    Composer:  Fred Jewell (1875-1936), arranged by Andrew Glover (1961- )
    Performer:  Washington Winds
    Album:  Golden Age of the March, Vol. 4
     
  • Shield of Liberty March
    Composer:  Joseph John Richards (1878-1956), arranged by Andrew Glover
    Performer:  Washington Winds
    Album:  Golden Age of the March, Vol. 4
     
  • Yankee Doodle
    Composer:  Traditional
    Performer:  Eastman Wind Ensemble
    Album:  Spirit of '76
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, July 4, 2020

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