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Vivian Dunn

Vivian Dunn


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General Info

Year: 1972
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Sir Vivian Dunn used several short excerpts from famous British airs with original material in this salute to his friend of many years.

Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) was known as Admiral of the Fleet, the Earl Mountbatten of Burma. The great-grandson of Queen Victoria, Mountbatten directed commando raids on Norway and Francs, as well as against the Japanese in Burma, during World War II. He was the last British viceroy of India (1947), and, after retiring from the navy in 1959, he became the chief military advisor to the British Minister of Defence. Respected for his diplomacy, unique personality, an genuine interest in people from all walks of life, Mountbatten's many friends were shocked and saddened by his death in 1979.

At a memorial concert by the massed bands of the Royal Marines at London's Royal Albert Hall a few months later, the moving finale featured Dunn's Supreme Command, Man of Action, and Mountbatten March.

-Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 183