Grafulla's Favorites
Liner Notes   Cat. No. 80556     Release Date: 1999-01-01

Dodworth Saxhorn Band, Paul Eachus, conductor

Strike up the Band!

Claudio S. Grafulla (1810-1880) was one of the most well known and proficient band luminaries of the Civil War era. There is no doubt that Grafulla knew his craft well and was the master composer and arranger of military music of his time. He was perhaps the finest of all band composers of the mid-1800s. In 1860 he assumed the leadership of the 7th Regiment Band of New York, which was organized by two German immigrants named Kroll and Reitsel in 1853 and had a reputation for being avant garde. Grafulla led the 7th regiment band for twenty-seven years. The band performed not only military music but popular music as well.

This recording is the first ever devoted entirely to the work of this seminal figure in the development of the modern band in America. Among its numerous toe-tapping, head-bobbing delights are arrangements of themes from Verdi’'s Ballo and Nabucco and Weber’'s Der Freischütz, and Grafulla'’s most widely known composition, the ever-popular Washington Greys March.

Grafulla'’s Favorites is an important reclamation of yet another piece of the mosaic of American music and is a must for anyone interested in early American music, especially devotees of Civil War music and aficionados of band music. The music is performed with great flair and flourish on original mid-nineteenth-century saxhorns by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, a recreation of a nineteenth century community brass band. 

Dodworth Saxhorn Band

Grafulla's Favorites

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Track Listing

Freischutz Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Empress Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Nabucca Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Friendship Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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George Hart's Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Ben Bolt Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Quick March Criterion
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Grafulla's Favorite Waltz
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Grand march "The sultan"
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Washington Greys March
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Delavau's Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Captain Shepherd's Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Un Ballo In Maschera Quick Step
Claudio S. Grafulla
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Hurrah Storm Galop
Keler-Bela arr. By Claudio S. Grafulla
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