From the Library: Musique Militaire

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by Gabrielle Riel on Friday, 13 November, 2009

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 . 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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