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|Francis Saltus Van Boskerek, Robert M. Crawford, John Stafford Smith|
The Military Band: Salute to the Services
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
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Roger Kennedy | 01/07/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There are a lot of march CDs like this out there. Random collections of music put together on one record or CD. Sousa in particular has inspired lots of these potporri collections. All the standards are here, the top 10 Sousa greats that we hear over and over again. Sousa wrote close to 140 marches, but from collections like this you would not think he composed more than 10 or 15! Also, as a serious military band listener I like to know who is performing the music. This band is unkown, like so many produced in this fashion. The recording quality is also not that great. Buy this CD if you want the top 10 hits of Sousa along with a few other standards, and if you are not too particular about who plays the music and you don't mind a lack of linear notes. Otherwise there are other much better Sousa and patriotic collections out there. Try seaching for the US Army Band or US Marine band, Air Force, Navy bands, etc. These are real ensembles who will provide great versions of this music."
P. Smith | 10/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contains the essence of military band music. Sousa is not called the "March King" for nothing! The best of Sousa is included here. Also I love the way all the music of the armed forces is connected by the percussion-there is no silence between these stirring melodies. Two other greats are here too-"National Emblem" and "Under the Double Eagle". What a great addition to any music collection."