Gustav-Adolf Bunge (1885-1968)

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Gustav-Adolf Bunge (1885-1968)

Post by ansata1976 » 22 Apr 2019 05:14

[Topic renamed / post corrected by the host, Ivan Ž.]

I am interested in a list of all marches by Gustav-Adolf Bunge.

I have recordings of:
Ostpreußen-Marsch
Vor Modlin [Marsch]

Which other marches Gustav-Adolf Bunge composed?

I am interested in more details of his life (date and place of birth, date and place of death…)

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 22 Apr 2019 13:44

Hello again,

Gustav-Adolf Bunge was a composer and bandmaster of:
- Bayr. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 18
- 1. SS-Standarte
- SS-Standarte "Deutschland", I. Sturmbann
- SS-Standarte "Deutschland"
- SS-Standarte "Deutschland", Ersatz-Sturmbann
- SS-Artillerie-Ersatz-Regiment
- SS-Flak-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Regiment

The marches that you listed were recorded for a controversial record entitled "Deutsche Präsentier- und Parademärsche" (released in 1970). The record was a homage to the Waffen-SS by the Bundeswehr. The marches were performed by Heeresmusikkorps 5 under Heinz Schlüter - except for the "Badonviller-Marsch" (Hitler's favourite march), which was performed by an unnamed band conducted by Fritz Bunge. The tracklist consisted of parade marches of the SS-Verfügungstruppe (the forerunner of the Waffen-SS), as was actually written below each track on the back cover of the record. Most tracks were old marches actually, only used by the SS, among other armed forces, but there were also three real SS marches included: "Ostpreußen-Marsch" and "Vor Modlin", composed by Gustav-Adolf Bunge ("zwei Märsche aus der Zeit der Waffen-SS [...] komponiert unter dem Eindruck des ersten Waffengangs des 2. Weltkrieges"), and "Panzergrenadiere", composed by Fritz Bunge in 1944 ("den Opfern und soldatischen Leistungen der SS-Panzergrenadiere gewidmet").

Cheers,
Ivan

Note: a couple of posts dealing with Fritz Bunge, who was likely related to Gustav-Adolf Bunge, have been split off into a new topic.

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Post by ansata1976 » 23 Apr 2019 07:33

Thank you Ivan

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Post by ansata1976 » 21 Jul 2020 22:18

Gustav-Adolf Bunge (born 24.01.1885 in Mühlberg/ Elbe, died 06.02.1968 in München)

…“ Sohn eines Stadtkapellmeisters, Militärmusiker; Solotrompeter und Kapellmeister in München, 1919-27 im Polizeidienst, dann Gründer und Leiter einer eigenen Kapelle. Ab l/IX/39 einen Monat im Polenfeldzug im Waffen-SS-Einsatz.“…

More marches:
Der Feldzug der 18 Tage [Marsch]
Freiherr-von-Eberstein-Marsch
Frontkameraden [Marsch]
Mit Trommel- und Hörnerklang [Marsch]
Panzerschiff-Deutschland-Marsch
Ritter-von-Hengl-Marsch
SS-Regiment Deutschland [Marsch]
SS-Standartenführer-Steiner-Marsch

Source: Fred K. Prieberg, "Handbuch Deutsche Musiker 1933-1945".

Are there recordings of the listed marches available?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 21 Jul 2020 22:20

ansata1976 wrote: Are there recordings of the listed marches available?
As far as I know, no.

Cheers,
Ivan

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Re: Gustav-Adolf Bunge (1885-1968)

Post by Ivan Ž. » 25 Jul 2020 17:58

A photo from his personal file
G-A-Bunge.jpg
Source: National Archives, RG 242, A3343 SSO-121, 865
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Re: Gustav-Adolf Bunge (1885-1968)

Post by Fallersleben » 25 Jul 2020 21:40

Aaahh, finally a face! :thumbsup:

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Re: Gustav-Adolf Bunge (1885-1968)

Post by Auceps » 26 Jul 2020 11:26

Thank you for the photo again!
Fallersleben wrote:
25 Jul 2020 21:40
Aaahh, finally a face! :thumbsup:
Wasn't there a photo in the book "Musik in der Waffen-SS"? :wink:

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Re: Gustav-Adolf Bunge (1885-1968)

Post by Fallersleben » 26 Jul 2020 20:40

True! I haven't had the book in my hand for years...

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