Main: Martial Music

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by Edward Pearse on Friday, 12 October, 2012

Today’s Main broadcast  features a selection of pieces and marches either written for the military or relating to portrayals of the Military.

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.

Today’s programme is presented by Edward Pearse. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:

Note from Edward: 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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