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“Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America” features the world’s most famous and top-selling brass ensemble in a rousing selection of works including Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Hail Columbia, Shenandoah and You’re A Grand Old Flag. Military Might features the official hymns of the five branches of the military – US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard and the US Marine Corps. Additional highlights include two versions of the National Anthem – the classic version as well as an original 1814 version – a unique opportunity to hear the development of our nation’s song. Plus, O Canada, a musical gift to the Brass’s American friends! For “Stars & Stripes” they are joined by a battery of thrilling percussion featuring members of Nexus, the world renowned percussion ensemble. Performing on an unprecedented array of rope field drums, snare drums, bass drums and cymbals are Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Ryan Scott and Robin Engelman. Musical arrangements are by Howard Cable,Brandon Ridenour, Christopher Coletti and David Martin.
Stars and Stripes Forever
Military Might - Five Military Branch Anthems
The Star Spangled Banner (1814 Baltimore)
A George M. Cohan Salute
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
The Star Spangled Banner
America the Beautiful
My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Drums of Liberty
O Canada (A gift to Americans)
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This is an excellent Canadian Brass release featuring a number of patriotic selections. Playing is the usual incredible Canadian Brass standard, arrangements are fresh and exciting, and the ensemble confirms that is one of the finest brass quintets of all time. Highly Recommended.