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CHAN 10367

Experiments on a March

The Classical Shop
release date: May 2006

Originally recorded in 2005

Artists:

Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra


Clark Rundell



Venue:

Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester



Producer:

Ralph Couzens



Engineer:

Don Hartridge


Denise Else

(Assistant)

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Concert Band




Total Time - 61:44
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CHARLES IVES

(1874-1954)
1 

'Country Band' March (c. 1903)

4:24
  Arranged for concert band by James B. Sinclair (b. 1947) from the original theatre orchestra version  
  Allegro (Quickstep time)  
 

HENRY PURCELL

(1659-1695)
 

Funeral Music for Queen Mary (1695)

8:36  
  Transcribed and elaborated (1992) for orchestra of winds, brasses and percussion by Steven Stucky (b. 1949)  
  For Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic  
2 March. Grave - 2:55
3 Anthem. Poco più mosso - 2:15
4 Canzona. Moderato - Tempo I - 2:30
5 March 0:55
   
 

MAURICIO KAGEL

(b. 1931)
 

Zehn Märsche um den Sieg zu verfehlen (1978-79)

6:56  
  for wind and percussion  
6 Marsch 1. Allegro 2:17
7 Marsch 2. Allegro 1:56
8 Marsch 3. Vivace 1:20
9 Marsch 4. Vivace 1:23
   
 

RICHARD WAGNER

(1813-1883)
10 

Huldigungsmarsch, WWV 97 (1864)

5:42
  for military band  
 

MAURICIO KAGEL

 

Zehn Märsche um den Sieg zu verfehlen

5:53  
  for wind and orchestra  
11 Marsch 5. Moderato - Allegro - Tempo I (Moderato) 1:39
12 Marsch 6. Allegretto - Più mosso 1:14
13 Marsch 7. Andantino 1:40
14 Marsch 8. Vivace - Meno mosso 1:19
   
 

RICHARD WAGNER

15 

Trauermusik, WWV 73 (1844)

5:14
  on motifs from Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)  
  for military band  
  Andante maestoso - Coda  
 

MAURICIO KAGEL

 

Zehn Märsche um den Sieg zu verfehlen

4:12  
  for wind and percussion  
16 Marsch 9. Wie ein Kondukt. Marcia funebre 3:07
17 Marsch 10. Allegro 1:05
   
 

ANTON BRUCKNER

(1824-1896)
18 

March in E flat major, WAB 116 (1865)

2:53
  in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur  
  for wind band  
  Edited by Rüdiger Bornhöft  
  March - Trio in A flat major - March  
 

KURT WEILL

(1900-1950)
19 

Berlin im Licht (1928)

1:26
  for military band  
 

MARCEL WENGLER

(b. 1946)
premiere recording
 

Versuchte über einen Marsch (1981)

16:01  
20 Marsch, oder 'die Verschung' - Trio - Marsch 3:29
21 Erster Versuch - 1:58
22 Zweiter Versuch - 2:02
23 Dritter Versuch - 1:43
24 Vierter Versuch - 2:32
25 Fünfter Versuch - 1:55
26 Letzter Versuch - 2:51
Premiere recording of Wengler’s Versuche uber einen Marsche

The Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, one of the premiere wind orchestras of the world, has received glowing reviews for their previous releases on Chandos.

This disc contains some rarely recorded repertoire

The march is one of the most famous of rhythmic musical forms, and especially associated with the military. Marches have been written by virtually every composer over the centuries and the repertoire chosen here includes arrangements of famous marches such as Purcell’s for the Funeral of Queen Mary and takes the listener through a journey which encompasses the enormous variety of expression and imagination composers have shown using this form.

Much of the repertoire here is unexpected; and it includes Wagner’s only original work for wind orchestra, Huldingungsmarsch, or ‘Homage March’, which he composed to celebrate the nineteenth birthday of his patron King Ludwig of Bavaria. The work is notable for several melodic and harmonic echoes from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Bruckner’s March in E flat major is conceived as a strictly functional quick march for the parade ground, having been composed for the military band of the local regiment. These are juxtaposed with Ives’ ‘Country Band’ March, a delightfully affectionate parody of a New England village band, combining quotations and imitations of many different kinds of music into a complex collage. Again, this is contrasted with the urban march from Kurt Weill, Berlin im Licht which was written to promote the German capital as ‘Europe’s new city of light’. The piece, characteristic of the composer in its snappy syncopations and dislocations, was written both as a march for military band and as a song for a late-night revue. Receiving its premiere recording here is Versuche uber einen Marsch by one of Luxembourg’s most prominent contemporary composers, Marcel Wengler: this begins in the German style with an ‘oompah’ accompaniment; then follows six self-contained ‘experiments’ on the march, not variations in the normal sense but explorations of particular aspects of the material.

This disc is sure to delight lovers of marching band music, and will be an ideal introduction for those keen to discover more about this delightful genre of music.


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