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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: January 14, 2023

Variety is watchword of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion, a local production of WLRH. This edition features original classical wind-band music, along with a Welch march and a wind-band version of a 1970s disco hit. Today’s edition opens with “Men of Harlech,” a song and military march which is traditionally said to describe events during the 7-year siege of Harlech Castle. Between 1461 and 1468, the Lancastrians held the castle during the Wars of the Roses. The castle withstood the longest known siege in the history of the British Isles. “Men of Harlech” is important to Welsh national culture. The song gained international recognition when it was featured in the 1941 movie How Green Was My Valley and the 1964 film Zulu. The song is used as a regimental march, especially by British Army and Commonwealth regiments historically associated with Wales.

  1. Men of Harlech
    Composer:  Traditional (circa 1794)
    Performer:  Black Dyke Mills Band
    Album:  Glory of Brass
  2. Air
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arranged by Gerhard Baumann
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 4, Berlin
    Album:  Fliegerrevue
  3. Duppel Schanzen Sturmmarsch (Assault March)
    Composer:  Gottfried Piefke (1817-1884)
    Performer:  German Air Force Band 4, Berlin
    Album:  Fliegerrevue
  4. Partita, Op. 45, No. 1: Allegro vivace
    Composer:  Franz Vincezn Krommer (1759-1831)
    Performer:  Wind Ensemble of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Album:  Krommer: Three Partitas and Six Marches
  5. Partita, Op. 45, No. 1: Andante
    Composer:  Franz Vincezn Krommer (1759-1831)
    Performer:  Wind Ensemble of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Album:  Krommer: Three Partitas and Six Marches
  6. Partita, Op. 45, No. 1: Menuetto
    Composer:  Franz Vincezn Krommer (1759-1831)
    Performer:  Wind Ensemble of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Album:  Krommer: Three Partitas and Six Marches
  7. Partita, Op. 45, No. 1: Rondo
    Composer:  Franz Vincezn Krommer (1759-1831)
    Performer:  Wind Ensemble of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
    Album:  Krommer: Three Partitas and Six Marches
  8. Merry Wives of Windsor
    Composer:  Otto Nicolai (1810-1849)
    Performer:  Black Dyke Mills Band
    Album:  Glory of Brass
  9. Shame, Shame, Shame
    Composer:  Sylvia Robinson (1935-2011)
    Performer:  Panorama Jazz Band
    Album:  Next One
  10. Black Bottom (1926 recording)
    Composer:  Ray Henderson (music, 1896-1970), Buddy DeSylva (words, 1895-1950) & Lew Brown (words, 1893-1958)
    Performer:  Howard Lanin & His Orchestra
    Album:  Charleston
  11. Mazurek Dabrowskiego (Polish National Anthem)
    Composer:  Jozef Wybicki (1747-1822)
    Performer:  French Republican Guard Band
    Album:  European National Anthems