A Musical Life in the Royal Marines

A Musical Life in the Royal Marines

A CD of some of the most popular compositions and arrangements made by Major John Perkins whilst serving as a Director of Music in the Royal Marines. Marches, solos and the first recording of his Elegy at Sunset, composed while studying composition and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in 1980. The tracks are:

1. The Ashokan Farewell - Ungar arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Violin: Maj John Perkins
2. The Dunkirk Veterans March - Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Commandos
3. The Swan - Saint-Saëns arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Euphonium: Musn David Johnson
4. 539 Squadron - Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Flag Officer Plymouth
5. Remembrance Day - Perkins
Central Band of the Royal British Legion
6. Sonata No 4 in C (BWV 1033) - Bach arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Flute: Bd Sgt Philip Shell
7. New Comrades - Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines School of Music
8. Vesper Hymn - Alford arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Commandos
9. The Mansfield Matelot - Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Commandos
10. Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Oboe: Bd CSgt Barry Hill
11. The Hydrographer - Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
12. Träumerei - Schumann - arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Flute: Bd Sgt Philip Shell
13. The Falklands Overture - Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
14. Elegy at Sunset - Perkins
The Clovelly Studio String Section
15. For Those in Peril on the Sea - arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
16. Sunset - Green arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
17. The Light of the World - Goffin arr Perkins
The Massed Bands of HM Royal Marines
18. Lezghinka - Khachaturian arr Perkins
The Massed Bands of HM Royal Marines
19. The Ashokan Farewell - Ungar arr Perkins
The Band of HM Royal Marines, Plymouth
Violin: Maj John Perkins

Total running time 74 minutes

£12- incl p&p worldwide