Over the Hills Cover

by Richard Strauss / J.H. Manthey

Disc: Over the Hills and Far Away
Recording:Kristiansand Blaseensemble
Conductor:Bjarn Sagstad 

Publisher:2L31SACD Lindberg Lyd AS (KLAVIER-Label-NaxosDirect)

I assure you this collection of marches is well worth the effort to find The title work is by Percy Grainger and is just one of the thirteen gems played with utter professionalism. One surprise is a very rare performance of Mendelssohn’s Trauermarsch Op. 103 (a long neglected original band work). Other pieces of interest include Overture & March 1776 (Ives/Sinclair), Miltarmarsch in E-flat Op. 57 No.1 (Richard Strauss/J.H. Matthey) and Grand March to the Memory of Washington (Ole Bull/Stig Nordhagen). Very informative program notes are featured in this superb recording.

Recording: Militarmarsch by Richard Strauss / J.H. Manthey

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