here to buy
are not too many CDs I have found that include military music
from the Napoleonic Era.
arriving in the mail the other week was the disc Napoleon
published by Olivi.
is filled with French marches and songs of the First Empire
and is a very fine recording indeed.
has been on my car stereo for most of the past fortnight and
zipping along the freeway whistling Marche D'Austerlitz
no doubt has had passers-by a tad perplexed.
most of the tunes on the CD are recognisable martial pieces
and there are some slow ballads sung by such great opera voices
as Bernard Muracciole, Jose Faggianelli and Antoine Griffoni.
military instrumentals are short, but superb, and are performed
by La Musique de l'Air and, in particular, by their Les Tambours
is a fine collection of French military music that brings
a real atmosphere of the period to listeners' ears.
de l'Empire, A L'Etendard, Marche Consulaire, La Marche, Marche
d'Austerlitz, La Victoire Est a Nous, Pour L'Empereur (ballad),
Le Rocher de St Helene (ballad), Pas de Charge des Grenadiers,
Le Reveil au Bivouac, Le Drapeau d'Austerlitz, Le Champ de
Honneur, Les Retraites Francaises, L'Ajaccienne (ballad),
Le Reve Passe (ballad), Le Rigodon d'Honneur, La Marche des
Trainards, Le Rigodon des Manchots, Le Pas Redouble de la
Guarde Imperiale, Marche des Bonnets a Poils, La Marche Heroique
due Bicentenaire (ballad), Le Souvenir, L'Ajacciene (instrumental),
Le Reve Passe (instrumental), Le Souvenir (instrumental),
La Marche Heroique due Bicentenaire (instrumental), Le Rocher
de St Helene (instrumental), Pour L'Empereur (instrumental).
here to buy