Robert Browne Hall (arr. Balent)
This march is known as Death or Glory in Europe.
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Robert Brown Hall was a virtuoso cornet player, an outstanding bandmaster, and the composer of many fine marches. This excellent arrangement by Andrew Balent captures all the flair of a traditional concert march.
- Program Note from publisher
Hall dedicated this march (title Death or Glory in Europe) to the Tenth Regiment Band of Albany, New York. He had been invited in the summer of 1900 to rebuild the band – described by the National Guard Unit's commanding officer, Col. Raymond L. Fitch, as "musically bankrupt" – and in a year's time the group was proficient enough to be invited to participate in the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, New York. Twenty-two of the finest bands in the nation (including those directed by John Philip Sousa, Patrick Conway, J.M. Missud, T.P. Brooke, and John Slatter of Toronto, Canada) provided continuous music for the exposition visitors. Hall's pride in the progress made by the Tenth Regiment Band is reflected in this composition.
- Program Note from Program Notes for Band
- Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP III
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- University of Kansas (Lawrence) Wind Ensemble (Martin Bergee, conductor) – 27 February 2022
- Windham (NH) Concert Band (Rob Scagnelli, conductor) – 27 October 2018
- Cary (N.C.) Town Band (Stuart Holoman, conductor) – 4 July 2017
- Callanwolde Concert Band (Decatur, Ga.) (Glen Moore, conductor) - 4 July 2017
- Jackson County Comprehensive High School (Jefferson, Ga.) Symphonic Band – 16 March 2016
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Creole Queen, The
- Felicitas (1914)
- Independentia (arr. Rhea) 1895/1922/2007)
- Independentia March (1895/1922)
- The New Colonial March (arr. Glover) (1901/2015)
- The New Colonial March (arr. McAlister) (1901)
- Officer of the Day March (1903)
- Resilient (1914)
- SIBA March (1895)
- Tenth Regiment March (arr. Balent) (1895/2004)
- Veni, Vedi, Vici (1896)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Robert Browne Hall." Accessed 3 January 2017
- Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 265-266.