Hatzenfelder Brass Band – German Marches – The Album (2014)

FrontCover1A march, as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band. In mood, marches range from the moving death march in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung to the brisk military marches of John Philip Sousa and the martial hymns of the late 19th century. Examples of the varied use of the march can be found in Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, in the Marches Militaires of Franz Schubert, in the Marche funèbre in Chopin’s Sonata in B flat minor, and in the Dead March in Handel’s Saul.

German marches move at a very strict tempo of 110 beats per minute, and have a strong oom-pah polka-like/folk-like quality resulting from the bass drum and low-brass playing on the downbeats and the alto voices, such as peck horn and snare drums, playing on the off-beats. This provides a very martial quality to these marches. The low brass is often featured prominently in at least one strain of a German march. To offset the rhythmic martiality of most of the strains, the final strain (the trio) often has a lyrical (if somewhat bombastic) quality. Notable German and Austrian march composers include Carl Teike (“Alte Kameraden”), Hermann Ludwig Blankenburg, Johann Gottfried Piefke (“Preußens Gloria”), Hans Schmid, Josef Wagner, and Karl Michael Ziehrer. (by wikipedia)

I like the sound of a Brass Band, but I don´t like the use of this music for all the killing in the world.

So, the best march ever written, was the “Love March”
by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band !

Personnel:
Hatzenfelder Brass Band

BackCover1Tracklist:

CD 1:
01. Rosamunde
02. Erzherzog Albrecht Marsch
03. Mein Pferdchen
04. Marsch des York’schen Korps
05. Wenn in Berlin die Linden blühn
06. Musik, Musik
07, Der Furhmannsmarsch
08. Badenweiler Marsch
09. Vindobona Marsch
10. Marsch aus der Zeit Friedrichs des Grossen
11. Unter dem Sternenbanner
12. Hohenfriedberger-Marsch
13. 18er Husarenmarsch
14. Gruß an Pressburg
15. Mussinan Marsch
16. Der große Zapfenstreich

CD 2:
01. Auf geht’s Leut, die Musik kommt
02. Bruckner Lagermarsch
03. Hohe Tannen
04. Egerländer Marsch
05. Königgrätzer Marsch
06. Melton-Marsch
07. Königsmarsch
08. Schloss Leuchtenberg-Marsch
09. Mein Loisachtal
10. Ich schieß den Hirsch
11. Kaiserlicher Hochzeitsmarsch
12. Juventas Marsch
13. Unter dem Doppeladler
14. San Lorenzo Marsch
15. Gruß an Böhmen
16. Mainzer Narhalla Marsch

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