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WorthWeill Originals

Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy

Strauss, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Hindemith, Schonberg, Weill

SKU: 42019

Year of release: 2019

1. Variations on "Wilhelm von Oranien" Strauss 05:11
2. March in C major for military band, WoO 20 Beethoven 04:20
3. Nocturno in C, op. 24 Mendelssohn 09:22
4. Military March in E-flat major, WAB 116 Bruckner 03:05
Symphony in B-flat for concert band 16:38
5. Mvt 1: Moderately fast, with vigor Hindemith 06:38
6. Mvt 2: Andantino grazioso - Fast and gay Hindemith 05:14
7. Mvt 3: Fugue Hindemith 04:46
8. Theme and variations for wind band, op. 43A. Theme - 7 Variations - Finale Schonberg 12:18
Little Three-Penny-Opera for Symphonic Winds 21:34
9. I. Overture Weill 01:51
10. II. Ballad of Mack the Knife Weill 02:01
11. III. Instead-of Song Weill 02:00
12. IV. Ballad of the Easy Life Weill 02:52
13. V. Pollys Lied Weill 02:35
14. VI. Tango - Ballade Weill 02:36
15. VII. Army Song Weill 02:46
16. VIII. Dreigroschen-Finale Weill 04:49
Total time: 72:31

About this album

On ‘WorthWeill Originals‘ you hear German-Austrian gems of original compositions for military band. The first volume of works for military band by the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy on Channel Classics – Rimsky & Co: Originals –  received 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine: “Astonishing clarity of sound and texture thanks both to a crack ensemble and the superb recording. Brilliant, effervescent discoveries.” 

Conductor Major Arjan Tien tells us more about this 2nd Volume, WorthWeill Originals: “Embarking on a series of recordings of classical originals for symphonic wind band is an adventurous quest. We decided to compile German-Austrian gems on this second volume, illustrating the development and expansion of the symphonic wind band of nearly one and a half century: from Beethoven (1810) to Hindemith (1951). Richard Strauss composed “Variationen über ‘Wilhelm von Oranien’ “ in 1892. The former principal conductor of the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy, major Pieter Jansen, rediscovered this work in the archives of the Royal House of the Netherlands in 1999. It became our National Anthem in 1932, but the melody dates back to at least 1572. Another work on this CD that was published only twenty years ago is the beautiful and virtuosic Nocturne by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Two marches by composers no less than Beethoven and Bruckner, should naturally be included on a CD by a military band, representing a different and lesser-known part of their repertoire. We conclude our journey with three twentieth century German- Austrian giants: Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schönberg and Kurt Weill. Interestingly, their works on this album were all composed in the United States, where all three of them spent time during the course of their careers.”

Technical Specifications

SpeakersGrimm LS1
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
EditingJared Sacks
CablesVan den Hul (3T)
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis, custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps
Recording FormatDSD 256
Analog To Digital ConverterMerging Technologies Horus
Recording DateNovember 2018
Recording LocationMCO, Studio 1, Hilversum - the Netherlands
Recording EngineerJared Sacks