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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.
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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".