Silva Screen Military

HIGH SCHOOL SALUTE – SILCD4173

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

American high schools, colleges and universities have a common linking factor – their bands. They enliven events across the country from football games to graduation ceremonies with varied programmes that includes everything from traditional Sousa marches and film themes to rock classics and pop.

The history of The Blues And Royals reaches back close to 350 years. This most prestigious of British military bands epitomises everything great about Britain and they are worldwide ambassadors with concerts across the globe. Their multi-state, coast to coast tours of the United States have been warmly received and this release is a salute to the generosity and kindness shown.

The band provide their unique take on a variety of musical genres from Cream and Led Zeppelin through to the music of today including Christina Aguilera and James Blunt, all neatly topped off by a selection of traditional marches and their salute to Disney’s High School Musical.

100 GREATEST MILITARY BAND FAVOURITES – SILCD4172

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

This lavish new release brings together a vast collection of military music from the Soundline label, one of the leading producers of the very best in regimental releases
• Features some of the very best military bands including Royal Irish Regiment, Band Of The Royal Lancers, Band Of Prince Of Wales Division, Band Of The Army Air Corps, The Royal Artillery Band and The Highlanders (Seaforth, Gordons and Camerons)
• Themed across four discs – Film, Marching And Piping, Pageantry And Favourites and International Marches
• A wide selection of titles including The Dam Busters, Themes From 007, Killaloe, Faugh-A-Ballagh, The British Grenadiers, High On A Hill, Blaze Away, Amazing Grace, Pomp And Circumstance March No 4, Evening Hymn And Last Post and Radetzky March.

KILLALOE – SILCD4143

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Royal Irish Regiment was created in 1992 with the merger of The Royal Irish Rangers and The Ulster Defence Regiment.

The band was formed a year later and when uniquely combining with Bugles, Pipes & Drums they boasted the largest regimental musical ensemble in the British Army before sadly disbanding in October 2007.

Killaloe was one of the most popular marches in the Irish regiments of the British Army and is based on a song written for the 1887 London musical Miss Esmeralda.

This collection brings together a fascinating collection of military music plus stirring film themes that include Out Of Africa and Braveheart.

OFT IN THE STILLY NIGHT – SILCD4142

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

• The Royal Irish Regiment was created in 1992 with the merger of The Royal Irish Rangers and The Ulster Defence Regiment.
• The band was formed a year later and when uniquely combining with Bugles, Pipes & Drums they boasted the largest regimental musical ensemble in the British Army before sadly disbanding in October 2007.
• The title track Oft In The Stilly Night is one the most famous songs in the history of Irish music, penned by poet Thomas Moore and composer Sir John Andrew Stevenson in the 19th century, it features throughout the history of Ireland, notably in James Joyce’s A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man and Finnegan’s Wake.
• This selection brings together the historic music of the many regiments that preceded The Royal Irish and offers a fascinating snapshot of military music of the past.

CRY OF THE CELTS – SILCD4136

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

• The Royal Irish Regiment was created in 1992 with the merger of The Royal Irish Rangers and The Ulster Defence Regiment.
• The band was formed a year later and when uniquely combining with Bugles, Pipes & Drums they boasted the largest regimental musical ensemble in the British Army before sadly disbanding in October 2007.
• Cry Of The Celts features a selection from Ronan Hardiman’s stunning musical score from Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance extravaganza.
• Also includes a rousing tribute to trumpeter Harry James and music from folk offshoot The Blarney Boys with a selection of traditional Irish songs.

FAUGH A BALLAGH – SILCD4134

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

• The Royal Irish Regiment was created in 1992 with the merger of The Royal Irish Rangers and The Ulster Defence Regiment.
• The band was formed a year later and when uniquely combining with Bugles, Pipes & Drums they boasted the largest regimental musical ensemble in the British Army before sadly disbanding in October 2007.
• Faugh-A-Ballagh is an old Gaelic battle cry meaning “Clear The Way!” and is the regimental motto of The Royal Irish Regiment.
• The title track, a quick march, is used to lead the Regimental Colours on and off parade.
• This stirring collection of music features the full ensemble and ranges from a solo piper on At The Dawning Of The Day to a moving and emotional rendition of Danny Boy.