Sunday, April 23, 2017

Music spot for St George's day from the.Household Division bands

Major Frederick Ricketts who composed under the pen name Kenneth J. Alford, is possibly the greatest composer of British military music - the piece which everyone knows but nobody realises he wrote was "Colonel Bogey." He was a Bandmaster in the British Army, and Royal Marines Director of Music. Conductor Sir Vivian Dunn called Ricketts "The British March King."

To mark St George's Day today, here the massed bands of the Household division play his piece "The Standards of St George."

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