Martial Music

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by Edward Pearse on Friday, 7 October, 2011

Today’s “From the Library” 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.

From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme now in‐world at, or click one of the buttons below. Today’s programme is presented by Edward Pearse.

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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 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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