From the Library: Musique Militaire


Today’s “From the Library” fea­tures a selec­tion of pieces and march­es either writ­ten for the mil­i­tary or per­formed by mil­i­tary bands.

Selec­tions include pieces by Gus­tav Holst, Edward Elgar, John Philip Sousa, Got­tfried Piefke, and per­for­mances by the Aus­tralian Mil­i­tary Col­lege Band, the Gor­don High­landers, the Orlan­do Phil­har­mon­ic Orches­tra, the US Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my Band and the Gebirgsmusikko­rps 8 der 1. Gebirgs­di­vi­sion Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

So shine your boots, brush off your jack­et, strap on your sabre and enjoy!

Radio Riel pro­duces this pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gram now at http://main.radioriel.org . Today’s music orig­i­nates from the music library of Edward Pearse.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

Note from Gabrielle: Today’s pro­gram includes some Ger­man Nazi march­es. This pro­gram is an abbre­vi­at­ed his­toric record of mil­i­tary march­es and music, which does include the “patri­ot­ic” music writ­ten for the Ger­man mil­i­tary dur­ing the Nazi régime. Radio Riel does not in any way sup­port the philoso­phies of the Nazis by play­ing this music. We present it to you in a schol­ar­ly and aca­d­e­m­ic con­text, just as we have done with oth­er pieces in the past.

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