SA-Totenmarsch (Dumpf dröhnt die Trommel...)

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SA-Totenmarsch (Dumpf dröhnt die Trommel...)

Post by Teppeny » 14 Sep 2018 16:06

Hello, I found this march called "SA-Totenmarsch" by Olias, I wasn't sure about the origin of the march until I heard it in a NSDAP newsreel called "Deutschland erwacht". The march is playing during the funeral of Hans Maikowski.
Can I have more information about the march, like the date, the composer and maybe a picture of the recording, I would be thankful!

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Re: SA-Totenmarsch (Dumpf dröhnt die Trommel...)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 14 Sep 2018 19:19

The march was composed by Lotar Olias in 1933. Although it had lyrics too (Dumpf dröhnt die Trommel...), it was usually recorded as an instrumental. The composition ends with the melody of "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden".

I know of four recordings of the march, all from 1933:
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From a Kristall catalog:
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From an Electrola catalog:
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(Notice the wrong movie title; in "Blutendes Deutschland", they actually played Hanfstaengl's "Jugend trauert".)

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Re: SA-Totenmarsch (Dumpf dröhnt die Trommel...)

Post by Teppeny » 14 Sep 2018 19:25

Wow ! That's amazing, I didn't know that there was a version with lyrics ! Many thanks for the information!

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