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Sousa's Greatest Hits / Schoepper, United States Marine Band


Release Date: 09/07/1999 
Label:  Altissimo   Catalog #: 5567   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

John Philip Sousa's music lives on through this superb recording. Performed by the esteemed United States Marine Band, this is an historic compilation that includes such favorites as "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "Semper Fidelis," and "The Washington Post." Equally welcome are such lesser-known works as "The Bride Elect," "Jack Tar," and "Man Behind the Gun," which offer a glimpse into the music not so familiar to casual Sousa listeners.
Under the leadership of Colonel Albert Schoepper, the performances are detailed and filled with nuances exemplified by the clarity of "The President's Own." The musicality and responsiveness of this ensemble is extremely noteworthy, as Schoepper's renditions provide a rich, well-balanced
Read more equilibrium between the wind, brass, and percussion. The unified dynamic control of the group sounds effortless, as does their interpretation and handling of Sousa's relentless, almost whimsical phrasings. These supercharged performances truly illustrate the unparalleled tradition of the Marine Band's playing of Sousa's music. Simply put, there is no better way to experience the music of the original "March King." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. The Bride Elect: March by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3. Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1888; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4. King Cotton by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5. Sound Off! by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6. Washington Post by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7. Gladiator March by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8. National Fencibles by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
9. Jack Tar by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
10. Thunderer by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1889; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11. Sabre and Spurs by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12. Royal Welch Fusiliers by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1930; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
13. El Capitan (march) by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
14. Gridiron Club March by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
15. Manhattan Beach by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
16. The Man behind the Gun by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
17. Invincible Eagle by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
18. Gallant Seventh by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Albert Schoepper
Orchestra/Ensemble:  United States Marine Band
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1922; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 

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