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British Band Classics II

Some of the greatest and most beloved music for concert band was written by British composers, and this week we showcase another batch. We have virtuoso performances of original music for concert band by Vaughan Williams, Holst, Walton and also by Haydn Wood and Gordon Jacob, all performed by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. In addition to the Marine Band’s conductors, we have guest conductors Dr. Frederick Fennell and two music directors of Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Bands.

Compositions and Recordings

Toccata Marziale, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Dr. Frederick Fennell and the U.S Marine Band

Mannin Veen, Haydn Wood
Timothy Foley and the U.S Marine Band

Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo, Gustav Holst
Colonel Michael Colburn and the U.S Marine Band

Excerpts from Music For a Festival, Gordon Jacob
Lieutenant Colonel John Ware and the U.S Marine Band

Crown Imperial, Sir William Walton
Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Francis Vivian Dunn and the U.S Marine Band

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.