The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps

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The years before, during and after the French Revolution were a turning-point for wind ensembles throughout the world. They developed from being small ensembles, with each instrument represented in pairs, to being something much larger. At the same time, the repertoire moved rapidly from the chamber music for wind instruments of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven to much larger works of almost orchestral dimensions by a new generation of composers.


The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces has on this recording chosen music by composers who all made significant contributions to the evolvement of the wind orchestra and to the literature for wind orchestra that we know today. The music is an exquisite selection of French drama, romance and epic tone poems composed at times of considerable political turbulence. It could be precisely this political backdrop, combined with the wind orchestra’s hitherto unexplored potential, that goes some way towards explaining why composers like Berlioz, Bozza, Saint-Saëns, Tomasi, Dukas and Milhaud chose to write large-scale works for the wind orchestra – works that are still considered an important part of the standard wind ensemble repertoire today, a repertoire the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces performs with the elegance, virtuosity and energy the music demands; The Triumphal Way!

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1. Berlioz: Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, op. 15: I. Marche funèbre 00:16:18 4.00 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Hector Berlioz
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
2. Berlioz: Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, op. 15: II. Oraison funèbre 00:06:58 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Hector Berlioz
Performers Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps | Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Pål W. Magnussen
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
3. Berlioz: Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, op. 15: III. Apothéose 00:08:49 2.80 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Hector Berlioz
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
4. Saint-Saëns: Orient et Occident - Grande Marche pour Grande Harmonie, op. 25 00:07:43 2.80 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Camille Saint-Saëns
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
5. Dukas: Fanfare pour précéder La Péri 00:02:03 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Paul Dukas
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
6. Millhaud: Suite Française, op. 248: I. Normandie 00:01:39 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Darius Milhaud
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
7. Millhaud: Suite Française, op. 248: II. Bretagne 00:04:05 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Darius Milhaud
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
8. Millhaud: Suite Française, op. 248: III. Île-de-France 00:01:53 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Darius Milhaud
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
9. Millhaud: Suite Française, op. 248: IV. Alsace-Lorraine 00:04:20 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Darius Milhaud
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
10. Millhaud: Suite Française, op. 248: V. Provence 00:02:59 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Darius Milhaud
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
11. Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques: I. Annonciation 00:02:41 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Henri Tomasi
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
12. Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques: II. Evangile 00:03:59 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Henri Tomasi
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps | Vidar Nordli
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
13. Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques: III. Apocalypse 00:03:26 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Henri Tomasi
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Wolfgang Plagge | Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS
14. Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques: IV. Procession du Vendredi-Saint 00:08:50 2.80 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Henri Tomasi
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Morten Lindberg | Wolfgang Plagge | Lindberg Lyd AS
15. Bozza: Children’s Overture 00:05:26 2.30 USD
Main artist The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces, Ole Kristian Ruud & Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Composer Eugène Bozza
Performers Staff Band of Norwegian Armed Forces | Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps
Conductors Ole Kristian Ruud
Producers Wolfgang Plagge | Morten Lindberg | Lindberg Lyd AS