Anchors Aweigh (in Swing)
Concert band - Grade 3
Composed by C. Zimmerman. Arranged by Pi Scheffer. Arrangements of Modern Light Music/Foxtrot/Marches/Real Big Band Sound/Summer Concert. Real Big Band Sound. Recorded on Adios Nonino (ML.311070720). Full set. Duration 2 minutes, 36 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012647040).
Item Number: ML.012647040
Charles Zimmerman (1862-1916) was ibandmasteri at the U.S. Naval Academy during thirty years. He wrote his famous march Anchors aweigh at the request of the Academy's Senior Class in 1907. They asked him for a stirring inspiring march that could also be used as a "war song" for their (American) football team and that could also maybe remain popular for some time. This turned out to become true. Pi Scheffer's splendid swinging arrangement combining a Dixieland combo and symphonic band was a big success when recorded by the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy and the Dutch Swing College Band.
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