Check out this YouTube posting and see members of NEXUS and friends at work at the recording of “Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America”. The Canadian Brass is ” joined by a battery of thrilling percussion featuring members of Nexus, the world renowned percussion ensemble. Performing on an unprecedented array of rope field drums, snare drums, bass drums and cymbals are Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Ryan Scott and Robin Engelman.” This 3-windowed video – set to Howard Cable’s fabulous arrangement of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” – lets you see the stage set-up taking place and some wonderful close-ups of the percussionists. Other works on the CD include Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Hail Columbia, Shenandoah and You’re A Grand Old Flag. Military Might features the official hymns of the five branches of the military US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard and the US Marine Corps. Additional highlights include two versions of the National Anthem the classic version as well as an original 1814 version, plus O Canada, a musical gift to the Brasss American friends!
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