The Salvation Army publishes two types of march, ordinary marches for street parades and indoor services and festival marches designed specifically for concerts. All 18 marches on this recording were designated for the first category and published in the General Series Brass Band Journal. All however have seen wide use in concert. The 55 year period (1912 - 1967) in which these famous pieces saw print marks a high water mark for the march in Salvation Army repertoire, the form dominating the regular band journals of the day. Among the thousand or so marches published by The Salvation Army in the first 65 years of the 20th century, these 'world class' marches have transcended their time and function and continue to have a vibrant performance life. World Class Marches of The Salvation Army Volume 1 is officially launched on Saturday 23rd May but is now in stock for launch day delivery.