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Sousa: Music for Wind Band, Vol. 16 / Brion, Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559746   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Philip SousaJohn Stafford Smith
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The personification of turn-of-the-century America, John Philip Sousa toured the world and won unprecedented fame. His marches are acknowledged as some of the best in the genre and The Triumph of Time embodies all the nobility of his great parade marches. Sousa the successful operetta composer is encountered in the dashing overture to The Irish Dragoon, in the spirited Circus Galop, and in selections from The Charlatan, one of his most lyrical and successful operettas. Showpieces and solos enhance a program that also features the iconic Sousa/Walter Damrosch arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner. The personification of turn-of-the-century America, John Philip Sousa toured the world and won unprecedented fame. His marches are acknowledged as some of the best in the genre and The Triumph of Time embodies all the nobility of his great parade marches. Sousa the successful operetta composer is encountered in the dashing overture to The Irish Dragoon, in the spirited Circus Galop, and in selections from The Charlatan, one of his most lyrical and successful operettas. Showpieces and solos enhance a program that also features the iconic Sousa/Walter Damrosch arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Irish Dragoon: Circus Galop by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; USA 
2.
I've made my plans for the summer by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
3.
The Charlatan: Selections by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; United States 
4.
Pushing On by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; United States 
5.
Tyrolienne by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1882; United States 
6.
The Irish Dragoon: Overture by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; USA 
7.
The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; United States 
Notes: Arr. John Philip Sousa 
8.
Homeward Bound by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: Circa 1885; United States 
9.
On the Tramp by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1879; USA 
10.
Wedding March by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; USA 
11.
Triumph of Time by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Netherlands Navy Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1885; USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Excellent Throughout June 10, 2017 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "When an American music fan thinks of military concert bands, the first thought very possibly runs to this country's premiere ensemble for this genre- the U. S. Marine Corps Band, of which John Philip Sousa was its director for 12 years in the late 19th century. In its excellent series devoted to nearly all (if not indeed all) of Sousa's compositions for wind band (marches, polkas, suites, overtures, stage music, etc.), Naxos chose to use European military bands; perhaps the Marine Corps band was not available or unable to participate due to contractual reasons. Whatever the case, Naxos' choice of bands like this one- the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy- has proven to be a good one. This ensemble is truly excellent, with crisp, clear sound from all sections as it takes to Sousa's infectious music with polish and enthusiasm. I am under the impression that this disk (Vol. 16 in the Naxos series) is going to be the last one. If this is correct, it serves as an enjoyable closeout of this long-running musical survey. Try this fine new recording and see what I mean- the Dutch will not disappoint you. Recommended." Report Abuse
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