26 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

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Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

YoungPatriot ,

Hail to the Chief

A great album combining historical and patriotic songs.

MRivera ,

Perfecto!!!

This collection has all of the patriotic songs, expressions, and speeches you would ever want to own or just listen to. If you are looking for a collection that has it all, this is the one.

Scism ,

WOW

WOW. If you are a music educator or military band enthusiast, this CD is a definite "must have" addition to your collection. The recordings are remarkably clean, including the historic 1921 track of the "Maple Leaf Rag." I must admit that the "historic" 1814 arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner" caught me off guard, and may take a few repetitions for the listener to truly appreciate it. Woven into the fabric of the recording are some clips from past presidential speeches, including a dedication to the Marine Band by the late President Reagan. Unlike other recordings of band music, I feel that these spoken-word tracks add a great deal of context around the title theme "Hail to the Chief." Kudos!

Despite what the tracks may say, I really enjoyed the CD and think the Marine Band is a great GREAT ensemble. I guess I'm a little too nit-picky for my own good! I wrote them with a conductor's ear and hopefully you find them interesting.

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