First World War Music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Janet Watkins, May 30, 2006.

  1. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    Saturday July 1st is the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

    Whitwell Brass Band are to play at an event commemorating this event.

    Does anyone know of any medleys arranged for band containing typical songs/music from the time? Eg: Pack Up Your Troubles, Long Way to Tipperary etc?

    Many thanks
  2. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    There is a selection with exactly those two in it - plus a couple of others. I think its called 1942(?) and is published on a march card size sheet - although I can't remember who it's been arranged by. Its possibly a bit dated in style now, but should work OK for the type of concert you're doing.
  3. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    theres a march called 1914 and a selection called florrie Fords favourites!;)
  4. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Thats the one...1942....1914...well, I was close...:rolleyes:

    Ooh you'd have to do that one just because of the title :D
  5. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    There is also Hootenanny (not sure if that is suitable)
  6. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    or Keep Smiling through is another one
  7. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    You're all too scared to show your age!!!

    Communityland no 1 and no 2 - they will be in your library with low catalogue numbers and very yellow paper!
  8. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Mr Wooller has it spot on, Communityland 1 and 2 have all the old favourites in. Also appropriate "Boys of the Old Brigade" (the Chelsea Pensioners' march) and "The British Legion" march.
  9. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    Thank you for your suggestions.

    I have ordered the march 1914.

    No sign of Florrie Ford!

    Despite being listed in the library catalogue, Communityland has gone AWOL!

    We may find our copy of The Gay 90's suitable.
  10. andywooler

    andywooler Supporting Member

    And of course, that sort of audience will also go for Black & White Nos 1 & 2.
    There is also a band arrangement of a 1st ww march called "Woodbine Willie".
  11. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Janet we could loan you Community Land No 2 if you are interested - don't think we'll be playing it much this year.
  12. pegleg

    pegleg Member

    I have an arrangement of "War Time Choruses". PM me if you want it.
  13. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    Isn't there a brass band arrangement of "The lost chord"? It must have been still popular in 1914. I have certainly played it in a brass band.
  14. eckyboy

    eckyboy Member

    Great piece, why would it not be suitable? Played it in Germany on a tour this year and it went down a storm:) Under a double eagle but not sure of the year.
  15. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    My favourites...

    *sings* Take me back to dear old Blighty.... :) :) :)
  16. bignige

    bignige Member

    There's a selection 'Oh What A Lovely War'. Ithink it's one of Edrich Siebert's. Might be worth a look at.

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