Death Or Glory
Tenth Regiment. Composed by R. B. Hall. Arranged by Gosling Mol. War/Army/Marches. Molenaar Marching Series. Recorded on More Marches 2 (ML.311055720). Score only. Duration 3 minutes, 35 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.015187020-S).
Item Number: ML.015187020-S
The American composer, cornet virtuoso and conductor Robert Browne Hall (1858-1907) is still remembered for his fine marches such as 'Officer of the Day', 'The New Colonial' and 'Death or Glory'. The latter was dedicated to the Tenth Regiment Band of Albany, New York. In 1900 R.B.Hall was invited to become conductor of this band which was in great difficulties. For Hall it was touch and go (Death of Glory!). In less than one year's time Hall managed to bring the band back to the top: The Tenth Regiment Band was invited to perform at the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo where also the Sousa Band gave a series of concerts. It is logical that this march expresses Hall's appropriate pride and joy.