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Waterloo / The King's Division Waterloo Band


Release Date: 10/10/2000 
Label:  Bandleader   Catalog #: 5161   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John WilliamsLeon JesselKenneth AlfordJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Michelle Uttley
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The King's Division Waterloo Band performs with rousing pageantry and vigor. The horn and percussion ensemble, formed in 1994, draws upon a long tradition of British Army band excellence.
This collection of performances includes a few classics, but focuses on arrangements of stirring music from the cinema. Several John Williams pieces grace the album, including music from SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, the Olympic theme "Summon the Heroes" and a medley from STAR WARS, arranged by R.W. Hopla. The theme to A BRIDGE TOO FAR lends its military might, and "The Eve of War" from the musical 'War of the Worlds' lends its pop chart credentials. Actually, all of this music is updated with a pop sensibility. Drums reinforce the beat, making for a very
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Works on This Recording

1. Summon the Heroes by John Williams
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2. Parade der Zinnsoldaten, Op. 123 by Leon Jessel
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Lübeck, Germany 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Graham Lloyd 
3. Saving Private Ryan: Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
4. The Thin Red Line by Kenneth Alford
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1925; England 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
5. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Michelle Uttley (Flute)
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: R.W. Hopla 
6. Onward! Christian Soldiers by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; England 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: David Bertie 
7. Steadfast and True by Carl Teike
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
9. Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope: Main Theme by John Williams
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: R.W. Hopla 
10. The day thou gavest by Clement C. Scholefield
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Kevin Lamb 
11. First Light by Peter Brydon
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12. Wellington by Wilhelm Zehle
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; London, England 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
13. Victory! by Hopla, R. Wayne, Capt.
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
14. Waterloo March by Johnson,
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Pugh and Harrison. 
15. Sharpe's Theme by Robert Muldowney
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with John Tams. 
16. The War of the Worlds: The eve of war by Jeff Wayne
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Tanner 
17. A Bridge Too Far: Excerpt(s) by John Mervin Addison
Conductor:  Capt. R. Wayne Hopla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Division Waterloo Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; England 
Venue:  Garrison Church, North Yorkshire, UK 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 

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