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Brandenburg Historica was founded in 1996 by a group of lifelong enthusiasts of German martial music and for nearly two decades has been recognized as the leading US source for rare, hard-to-find CDs featuring historic and contemporary German military bands. In addition to serving collectors and aficionados as authorized importers and dealers of select European music labels, Brandenburg ... Read more in Amazon's Brandenburg Historica Store

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  • Audio CD (June 5, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Brandenburg Historica
  • ASIN: B000R181LC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,702 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9. Parademarsch der II. Matrosen-Division AM II, 113 (Eriksson) - Band Of the 8. Saxon Infantry Regiment 'Prinz Johann Georg' No.107, Leipzig
10. Parademarsch des III. Seebataillons, Tsingtau AM II, 198 (Radeck) - Band Of the Kaiser Alexander Garde - Grenadier Regiment No.1, Berlin
11. Germans to the Front! - Marsch (Wagner) - Wind Orchestra
12. Admiral Stosch-Marsch, Op. 140 (Latann) - Wind Orchestra
13. Seemannslos - Fantasie (Petrie) - Wind Orchestra
14. Matrosenlied (Ramrath-Loens) - E. Severin
15. Blaujacken-Marsch (Anon.) - Wind Orchestra
16. Lied der Torpedoboote (Witteborn) - Orchestra
17. Marine-Marsch (v. Blon) - Band Of the Kaiser Alexander Garde - Grenadier Regiment No.1, Berlin
18. Das Lied von der Emden (Soechting-Boeer) - Max Kuttner
19. SMS Moewe - Marsch (Richter) - Wind Orchestra
20. Das war U-9 - Marschcouplet (Dannenberg) - Max Kuttner
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The mighty dreadnoughts and battle cruisers of Kaiser Wilhelm II s navy sail again in this magnificent, first-ever compilation from Brandenburg Historica! This TWENTY-FIVE-TRACK CD presents the marches and songs of the golden age of German sea power, with PERIOD performances by illustrious units of the Imperial German Navy and leading military- and civilian ensembles of the German Empire.

"Hoch Deutschlands Flotte!" features not only the most famous parade- and presentation marches from the core repertoire of the Kaiser's "High Seas Fleet", but also many forgotten treasures of nautically flavored German martial- and patriotic music. Included here are period pieces celebrating the First World War-era exploits of the SMS Emden, Otto Weddigen s U-9 and the raider SMS Moewe; a 1907 recording of the "Flag Parade" of the Imperial German Navy (complete with drill commands and including the "Hollaendischer Ehrenmarsch", which was designated as the presentation march for all naval units by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1901); and a super-rare 1915 version of Hermann Loens battle song, "Wir fahren gegen Engelland", set to a score that has been completely overshadowed by Herms Niel s famous setting of that song from 1940. In addition to these rarities, the album features numerous German naval marches and concert band pieces of the Imperial era that are endowed with a distinctive maritime ambiance, but are virtually unknown to today s listeners

The performances assembled in this compilation were originally recorded between 1907 and 1917, and though the extremely rare early discs from which they have been transcribed date from the acoustic age of recording (that is, before the invention of electric microphones and pick-ups), they have been laboriously restored and reengineered to maximize the considerable fidelity already inherent to them without altering their historical authenticity in any way whatsoever.

"Hoch Deutschlands Flotte!" is accompanied by a TWENTY-FOUR PAGE BOOKLET (lavishly illustrated with many rare, never-before published photographs) which features detailed historical notes on the development of the Imperial German Navy during the reign of Kaiser Wilhelm II, its musical traditions and the background of the featured musical selections.

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'As with the productions previously released [by Brandenburg Historica], the producer has succeeded in bringing onto the market not just another CD, but rather the documentation of an era.
It portrays its epoch in exemplary reconstructions of recordings transcribed from acoustic discs, all of which were painstakingly assembled…. The accompanying booklet is in a class by itself, since it is not only researched in an exemplary fashion, but is also tastefully illustrated, presenting with great feeling and purpose just what the Imperial Navy was all about. The result is once again a CD offering genuine rarities -- for example, the 'Matrosenlied,' with a text by Hermann Loens, or recordings by the Band of the Third Sea Battalion that was stationed in Tsingtao.
One has to view 'Hoch Deutschlands Flotte' in the context of comparable productions released by Brandenburg Historica and a few other labels of special quality, including JUBAL and the Acoustic Arts Label. Without these CD's, the documentation of German (and international) military music in historic recordings would be the poorer, because important areas would [otherwise] not be covered. It is to be hoped that these special productions will be continued in the future for the benefit of all those who take military music seriously.' --September 2007 Issue of Mit Klingendem Spiel (Zeitschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Militärmusik e. V.)

'The repertoire presented [here] is representative of the music of the German Navy of the period. The source recordings were, naturally, gramophone records, upon which expert engineering and sound restoration have had their effect. The technical quality of the CD is outstanding throughout, as is the case with other releases from Brandenburg Historica….
These recordings are very valuable from a historical point of view…. The text booklet of twenty-four pages offers a wealth of very interesting information on the Imperial Navy and its music (with a selection of previously unpublished photos), as well as a comprehensive discussion of the recorded musical pieces. This initiative by Brandenburg Historica is worthy of praise and this CD is strongly recommended.' --October 2007 Issue of Defilé (Official Publication of the International Military Music Society, Netherlands Branch)

'Like [Brandenburg Historica's] other compilations, this is an excellent sounding CD, and while the oldest recording heard here is one hundred years old, it sounds fresh and new.... Much of the music will be new to most listeners, with several tunes accompanied by singing....
This outstanding CD comes with the finest inlay booklet I have ever seen. It s large and crammed with the history of the Imperial German Navy and explanatory notes on the music. It has many excellent black-and-white photos and even some color illustrations. You could say the price is worth the booklet itself. If you re interested in the old Imperial German Navy, whose challenge to Britain s Royal Navy is considered one of the reasons for World War I, you will want this CD....
It is history and music worth owning.' --November 2007 Issue of RVS (Newsletter of the Robert Hoe Branch of the International Military Music Society

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Original recordings are used to give an exact reproduction of the sounds of military music of the Kaiser's navy.
Hedgehog6
I am particularly fond of the works of John Phillip Sousa and that of the many great authors that wrote the music for the German Army and Navy.
Frank D. Harrisson
A very interesting period piece, but one really has to be into European history of the era to fully appreciate it.
Traveler

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frank D. Harrisson on February 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Fantastic - Having been a member of a military marching band in my early years I have always enjoyed playing and listening to marching bands of all kinds. I am particularly fond of the works of John Phillip Sousa and that of the many great authors that wrote the music for the German Army and Navy. This reproduction of the German marches from the early 1900's is an outstanding piece of work in my book. My two grandchildren of 3 and 5 years old love to march around the house when I play the renditions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. J. Richardson on June 26, 2007
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The folks at Brandenburg Historica have done it again with Hoch Deutschlands Flotte. Twenty five (25) exceptionally re-mastered original 78 rmp recordings of navy marches, songs and other music, many by naval and seebattalion(marines)bands of the Kaiser's Navy. As with Brandenburg Historica's prior albums,the 19 pages of album notes and photographs are outstanding and second to none I have seen. It's a class act and does not get any better than this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Libby on July 11, 2007
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Brandenburg Historica deserves much credit for releasing this and other historical CDs. The music sounds great and the booklet is very well-done and informative. Anyone with an interest in military music should certainly get this. Bravo!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lasser on March 28, 2013
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Gotta remember these were recorded over 100 years ago. Appreciate them for what they are. Looks back to a bygone world.
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Excellent collection of early 20th century Imperial Navy music, recorded between 1907 and 1917.

Most excellent historical and musicological notes to old favorites and refreshingly "new" marches. Some interesting "re-purposed" pieces and fascinating wartime propaganda. Fucik and Wagner (Arthur) are represented, along with less well-known march masters of the era. An entire disc with that peculiar swagger of a still very young service. Well re-mastered.
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