Sousa: Music for Wind Band, Vol. 23 / Brion, Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Choir, Plymouth

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John Philip Sousa’s fame as ‘The March King’ came about in part due to the tireless touring of Sousa’s Band, attracting worldwide acclaim with thousands of concerts. This final volume in the series explores some of the lesser-known corners of Sousa’s output. These include fantasies and humoresques that use renowned classical works and fashionable melodies of their day. Also featured are the rarely heard processional hymn with choir We March, We March to Victory and The Fancy of the Town, which offers up a world tour of traditional and popular songs.

REVIEW:

"Over the Footlights in New York" treats themes from several classical sources. 'Fancy of the Town' is an arrangement of several songs, some well known, some not. Sousa called the flowing 'What Do You Do Sunday, Mary?' a “humoresque”, though despite the title, ‘I’ve Been Working on the Railroad’ and ‘Oh Susanna’ pop in. We March, We March to Victory (with chorus) is a spirited rouser that somehow seems banal.

The rest of the program is made up of Sousa arrangements. All these works are light, upbeat, and typical of turn-of-the-20th Century music-in-the-park Americana. The performances are well played and recorded, and the notes are nicely written and informative.

-- American Record Guide



Product Description:


  • Release Date: March 25, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 8559881


  • UPC: 636943988121


  • Label: Naxos


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: John Philip Sousa


  • Conductor: Keith Brion


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band, Plymouth



Works:


  1. Over the Footlights in New York

    Composer: John Philip Sousa

    Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Chorus, Plymouth

    Conductor: Keith Brion


  2. Melody in A Major

    Composer: Charles Gates Dawes

    Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Chorus, Plymouth

    Conductor: Keith Brion


  3. En Revenant de la Revue, "Boulanger's March"

    Composer: Louis-César Desormes

    Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Chorus, Plymouth

    Conductor: Keith Brion


  4. What Do You Do Sunday, Mary?

    Composer: John Philip Sousa

    Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Chorus, Plymouth

    Conductor: Keith Brion


  5. We March, We March to Victory

    Composer: John Philip Sousa

    Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Chorus, Plymouth

    Conductor: Keith Brion


  6. The Fancy of the Town

    Composer: John Philip Sousa

    Ensemble: Her Majesty's Royal Marines Band and Chorus, Plymouth

    Conductor: Keith Brion