December 22nd, 2017

I’ll give John Phillips Sousa his due, but I can’t think of any American military music—with the exception of Bonnie Blue Flag—that can compare with the European tradition for military music you can march, fight and die to.

Then there’s The Lilliburlero March, Scotland The Brave, Over the Hills and Far Away, Heart Of Oak, Garryowen, The Internationale, La Marseillaise, The Soviet (Russian) National Anthem and, the very best (because I’m 1/4 Welsh) Men Of Harlech:

This piece is pulled from my Isle Of Misfit Blog Posts, originally written on 25 April 2014.

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