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Not sure where else to put this, but the album "Gesungene Marschlieder" has a rather strange track entitled Texas Rangers played by "Musikkorps der Luftwaffe II". I can't seem to find any information on this, but it's quite peculiar, being named after an American institution and sounding at times like something out of a Western. Can anyone find any more information on when it was written, why it was composed, etc.? When I posted this to a different forum, someone said it may have some connection to the works of Karl May. Part of me has a feeling this may actually postdate World War II, and is connected in some way to the US Army and the post-war occupation of West Germany.
It's a postwar composition by Rolf Hempel (1932-2016). There were two of his pieces recorded by Musikkorps und Soldatenchor der Luftwaffe II and released in pair on Austroton 9375-45: "Texas Rangers" and "Mädel, gib mir deine Hand".
Maybe I've already asked that question here (sorry in that case), but I would like to ask it here again: For a very long time ago there was some medley from the 1930-s (or 1929 maybe) on YouTube which was dedicated either to the Berlin S- or U-Bahn. Practially, it was a musical imitation of a train driving from a station to a station, and on every station the choir sang a short song about the city district where the station was. I remember the songs "Komm, Karlineken, komm, wir woll'n nach Pankow geh'n" and "Komm' mit nach Friedenau, da ist der Himmel blau". Possibly it was a Grammophon recording. Could anybody help me on that matter?