“Marches are a large and significant part of the Norwegian military band tradition. Here we have collected marches that differ in origin, character, and importance. They are marches that we like to play and hear, and, we hope, that you the listener will appreciate.” – Leif Arne Pedersen, conductor
Many marches came to be regarded as military marches used both in war and peacetime. “An army’s strength is tripled with the help of march music”, a wellknown general once said. Likewise, the well-known composer of marches, John Philip Sousa, declared that he “would rather be the composer of an inspired march than of a manufactured symphony.” Existing marches are virtually countless in number and equally so the occasions on which they were composed. Scarcely another form of music depicts all sides of human life as does the march.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force Band is celebrating its bicentenary in 2018. At its main venue, “Byscenen” in Trondheim’s city centre, the band has performed with Tine Thing Helseth, Silya Nymoen, Wolfgang Plagge, Ole Edvard Antonsen, and the jazz band Come Shine. The band’s watchword is “No genre unfamiliar to us”.
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Erling Mostad, Heinrich Johann Friedrich Steinbeck, Johannes Hanssen, John Philip Sousa, Josef Ullrich, Julius Ernest Wilhelm Fucik, Karel Komzak II, Karl Lawrence King, Karol Padivy, Kenneth J. Alford, Oscar Borg, Rolf Birger Mauritz Lindstad, Sam Hjalmar Rydberg, Viktor Magnus Widqvist
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Lademoen Church, Trondheim, January 30 – February 2, 2017
|Release Date||March 3, 2019|
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Good marching music should have distinctive melodies and strict form. In the context of these principles, this album is a triumph. The expressions, performance, and vision of the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s marching band on this album is a tour de force in technical precision.
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