Gaumusikzug des Reichsarbeitsdienstes, Arbeitsgau IX

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Gaumusikzug des Reichsarbeitsdienstes, Arbeitsgau IX

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Aug 2019 13:25

One of obscure RAD bands that also made commercial recordings was the band of Arbeitsgau IX (Brandenburg-West). It was led by Obermusikzugführer Hermann Wurl (1884-1962), composer of several workers', fanfare and horn marches (see Prieberg's "Handbuch" for the list of his works). The only known (and extremely rare) commercial record that the band made was recorded on 23.10.1934 for the "Gloria" label, Carl Lindström Company (see the scan below; note that at the time, the Reichsarbeitsdienst was known as the NS Arbeitsdienst). The band also made (at least) one recording with the famous RAD band conducted by Herms Niel, for the German radio, on 15.06.1940 (march "Ein Heller und ein Batzen" by Günter Royer, with the well known folk song in trio; I have no info on whether they made more radio recordings together).

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Aug 2019 13:26

From a "Gloria" catalog:
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Aug 2019 13:30

Obermusikzugführer Hermann Wurl and his band performing Wurl's "Flandern-Fanfare", 1940:
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Source: Die Musik, XXXII Jahrgang (April - September 1940), p. 340/341
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