Boscombe Remembrance

The morning of Sunday, 11 November 2012 was crisp and bright as once again the Boscombe Band of the Salvation Army (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) led the parade of veterans to the cenotaph for the Remembrance Day service.

As always, this was a somber occasion, and the band contributed suitable music before, after and during the service itself. They then led the parade past the saluting dais and through the usual large crowd in Bournemouth Square.

Items contributed by the band included:

  • The British Legion (Thomas Bidgood)
  • Ave Verum (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Albert Jakeway)
  • Troyte (arr. Brindley Boon)
  • Nimrod (Edward Elgar, arr. Dean Goffin)
  • O Valiant Hearts (Charles Harris, arr. John Meredith)
  • Lloyd (Cuthbert Howard, arr. Bramwell Coles)
  • Under Two Flags (Bramwell Coles)

As has become customary, all of the Corps sections took part in “A Night to Remember” on Sunday evening. Band items in the evening performance included:

  • I Vow To Thee, My Country (Gustav Holst, arr. Ray Steadman-Allen)
  • Singing through the Years (arr. Norman Bearcroft)
  • Cairo Red Shield (A. Stanley Raikes)
  • Toccata in D minor (Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Ray Farr)
  • Jerusalem (C. Hubert Parry, arr. Albert Jakeway)
  • The British Legion (Thomas Bidgood)

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