Egerländer Marsch (Wenn einst uns ruft die heil'ge Pflicht...)

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Egerländer Marsch (Wenn einst uns ruft die heil'ge Pflicht...)

Post by labwizard » 08 Dec 2011 21:21

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Source: Jung Deutschland auf der Wacht, Richard Birnbach, Berlin, R.B.no. 3475, p. 82 (Trio)
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Re: Egerländer Marsch (Wenn einst uns ruft die heil'ge Pflicht...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 23 Nov 2020 22:54

A recording by Carl Woitschach's Band made on 21 February 1936 for Lindström's "Gloria" label:

This recording was released on (at least) three different records: Gloria GO-27264, Gloria GO-27761 and Odeon A 251185.

A recording by Carl Woitschach's Band made on 30 June 1937 for "Telefunken":

This recording was released on (at least) five different records: Telefunken M 6385, Telefunken M 6521, Telefunken M 6522, Radiofunken R 8011 and (after WWII) Telefunken A 11022.

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Re: Egerländer Marsch (Wenn einst uns ruft die heil'ge Pflicht...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 23 Nov 2020 22:58

The original score:
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Source: https://www.anzenberger.info/2019/08/21 ... -marsches/

Check the link for more info on the composition!
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Re: Egerländer Marsch (Wenn einst uns ruft die heil'ge Pflicht...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 23 Nov 2020 23:38

A lesser known detail about this late XIX century march is that it was actually one of the first German campaign tunes of WWII. More precisely, of the prelude to WWII - the occupation of Czechoslovakia.

From Litzmannstädter Zeitung, 20.09.1942, p. 3
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The Band of the Berlin Guard Regiment made three recordings of the march for the annexation of Sudetenland (October 1938): for the radio (on 21 September), for "Telefunken" (on 3 October) and for "Clangor" (precise date unknown). The "Telefunken" version is also the only known vocal recording of the piece from the Third Reich period (I've never actually heard another vocal version, except in a medley).

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Re: Egerländer Marsch (Wenn einst uns ruft die heil'ge Pflicht...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 24 Nov 2020 01:33

Movie buffs may also remember the march from the 1968 film "Mayerling", starring Omar Shariff as Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82jrXzKgUiU&t=2m19s

(The march was, however, composed after Crown Prince Rudolf's lifetime.)

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