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Friday, April 10, 2009

THE BAND, THE PIPES & DRUMS OF THE HURRICANE GRENADIERS IN REVIEW


Directed by Ronald P. Sherry
Liberty High School: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


HELFFRICH RECORDING LABS
HRL 1787
1973


SIDE A:



Introduction and Rule Britannia...Introduction Composed for L.H.S.G.B. by J. Elkus
A Festival Prelude...Reed
Crown Imperial (Composed for the 1973 Coronation)...Walton
Two Marches (The Standard of St. George & Colonel Bogey)...by Kenneth Alford

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SIDE B:



Masterpiece...Mauret-Parnes
The Pipes and Drums of the Hurricane Grenadiers
Amazing Grace...Massed Bands
The Army of the Nile...Alford
The Lone Piper...P/M Owen McFadden, '73
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty...Sousa

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Editor's note: it doesn't get more local than high school marching band. Well, on an advanced amateur level that is. Not that I would know anything of amateurism! My professional feeling here is that one marching band is pretty much the same as the next. If you were heavy into marching bands then the sentiment might be by degrees and not generalities. Luckily for me I don't care. Chiiiing!

3 comments:

Rob said...

I'm actually on this album! I played trumpet, class of 1974. It was recorded in 1973. Patterned after the Queen's coldstream Guard, the Grenadiers continue to perform throughout the world, not just the U.S. Actually, it was pretty cool.

R. O. said...

Awesome. Did they put out other albums as well?

Also, go ahead and dish on the squad if you feel like it!

Dirk Bill said...

Would love to hear this! But no links.