Haslar Farewell

Haslar Farewell

In late 2008 the Royal Marines Association Concert Band was asked by the Haslar Heritage Group to record this commemoration CD to mark the closure of the Royal Naval Hospital Haslar which has provided invaluable service and support to the Royal Navy since 1753. This album has an international as well as a maritime flavour because it is designed to be a fitting tribute in music to Haslar's distinguished history which covers the Napoleonic wars of the 18th and 19th centuries to the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982, and including the significant medical assistance given to British and American servicemen during WWII, in particular following the D Day landings on the French coast in 1944. The programme of music has been carefully selected to reflect Haslar's remarkable story and to recall the numerous doctors, surgeons, medical branch and sick berth staff, espcially the members of the legendary QARNNS and Voluntary Aid Detachments who were trained and equipped for their demanding roles worldwide supported by Haslar's civilian staff. The tracks are:

1. Haslar Farewell - Curtis
2. Trafalgar March - Zehle
3. Salute to Bob Hope - arr Barker
4. QARNNS March - Attwood
5. Where 'Ere You Walk - Handel arr Dunn
6. Sousa! - arr Barker
7. Orpheus in the Underworld - Offenbach
8. War on the Big Screen - arr Brown & Cunningham
9. The Shadow of Your Smile - Mandel arr Woodfield
(Trombone: Paul Coker)
10. Mountbatten March - Dunn
11. Jolly Roger - Hancock
12. On the Quarter Deck - Alford
13. Sugar Blues - Williams arr Woodfield
(Trumpet: Jon Yates)
14. The Longest Day - Anka
15. Viscount Nelson - Zehle
16. Evening Hymn, Crimond - Irvine arr McConnell
17. Sunset - Green
(Bugle: Tom Cartwright)
18. Regimental March Selection - arr Price

Total running time 74 minutes

£12- incl p&p worldwide