Recorded on this DISC by the Admiralty Band (the best military band in Russia!) are fast marches, which were well-known by the early 20th century in military bands’ repertoires, but were not regimental marches. They were composed in different countries at different times, and on different occasions – German/Prussian, Austrian, Danish, French, and Russian marches. The recordings cover a great time period, from the early 19th century to the turn of the 20th century.
Marches of the Russian Empire: Blon, Franz von: Soldaten Blut; Bratfisch, Karl: Steinmetz Marsch; Walch, Johann Heinrich: Pariser Einzugsmarsch; Fahrbach Jr., Philipp: Standartenträger-Marsch Op.192; Král, Johann Nepomuk: Hoch Habsburg March) Op.86; Lehnhardt, Julius: Sсhneidige Truppe Op.17; Lumbye, Hans Christian: Kong Frederik den Syvendes Honneur Marsch; Minkus, Ludwig: Montenegrin March from the ballet Roxanne, The Beauty of Montenegro;Fučík, Julius: Schneidig vor Op.79; Trad.: The Old Chasseurs march; Planquette, Robert & Rauski, J.F.: Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse; Pugni, Cesare: March from the ballet The Little Hump-backed Horse; Romain, F.: Sonnez Clairons; Unrath, Carl: König-Karl-Marsch; Fahrbach Jr., Philipp: Ausstellungs-Marsch / Salut à Copenhague Op.263; Legrand, Wilhelm: Parademarsch der Königlich Bayerischen Grenadier-Garde; Hauschild, Karl: Frohsinn Marsch; Lvov, Alexey F.: 68th Borodinsky Infantry Guards March; Chapievsky, Ivan: Borodinsky Regimental March; Lully, Jean-Baptiste (? attrib. to Henry Carey by the British): God Save the Tsar ceremonial music; Trad.: General Muster ceremonial music; Ceremonial Retreat ceremonial music; Bortnyansky, Dmitry: The Lord in Zion Reigneth ceremonial music; Eriksson, Erik (attrib.): Marsch aus Petersburg; Agapkin, Vasily: Farewell of Slavianka March;