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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: May 23, 2019 (Memorial Day edition)

Memorial Day is a supposed to inspire a somber contemplation of those who have sacrificed their lives on the altar of freedom. So today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion will be a bit more somber than other editions. We’ll begin with taps, composed in 1862 by Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield , who was apparently dissatisfied with the French bugle call being used to signal “lights out.” He maintained it was too formal. So he modified an earlier bugle call in U.S. in the Army from 1835 until 1860. We open today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion with the 1862 version of taps, performed by Jari Villanueva on a Civil-War-era clarion.

  1. Taps (1862)
    Composer:  BG Daniel Butterfield (1831-1901)
    Performer:  Jari Villanueva (1955- )
    Album:  Day in Done
     
  2. March Funebre
    Composer:  Robert B. Hall (1858-1907)
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Heritage of the March, Vol. 1
    The U.S. Navy Band played march during John F. Kennedy's funeral.
     
  3. Battle Hymn of the Republic
    Composer:  William Steffe & Julia Ward Howe
    Performer:  U.S. Air Force Concert Band & Singing Sergeants
    Album:  Home of the Brave
     
  4. America the Beautiful (Materna)
    Composer:  Samuel A. Ward (1848-1903), arranged by Carmen Dragon (1914-1984)
    Performer:  U.S. Navy Band
    Album:  Patriotic Salute to Military Family
     
  5. God of Our Fathers
    Composer:  George Warren (1828-02)
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Patriotic Salute to Military Family
     
  6. America: A Musical Memorial
    Composer:  Sgt. Maj. Joel Dulyea (U.S. Army retired)
    Performer:  U.S. Army Field Band
    Album:  Call to Duty
     
  7. Hymn to the Fallen (from "Saving Private Ryan")
    Composer:  John Williams (1932- )
    Performer:  U.S. Continental Army Band
    Album:  To the Fallen
     
  8. Liberty for All
    Composer:  James A. Beckel, Jr. (1948- )
    Performer:  U.S. Army Field Band, narrated by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks
    Album:  Call to Duty
     
  9. Let Freedom Ring
    Composer:  Barry Manilow (1943- )
    Performer:  U.S. Army Field Band
    Album:  Call to Duty
     
  10. The Golden Star (1919)
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
    Performer:  Maryland Defense Force Band
    Album:  Day in Done
     

Air Date: 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

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