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Recordings

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums recordings are available online and in Colonial Williamsburg stores. Please visit Williamsburg Marketplace to hear audio clips.

  • "4th of July Concert"

    Lively dance tunes and spirited medleys are heard on the “The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg 4th of July Concert.” Performed live on Market Square July 4, 2005, the music also includes a salute to each of the 13 original colonies and concludes with “The Star Spangled Banner” and the sound of fireworks. $12.95

    Available at Colonial Williamsburg Bookstores and online at Williamsburg Marketplace

  • "The World Turned Upside Down"

    Centered on the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, the final battle of the American Revolutionary War, this recording features music from each country represented at this historic battle: British, Hessian, American, and French. Though there is no record of “The World Turned Upside Down” being played by the British as they surrendered, it is a popular legend. Through new scholarship and use of some long-time favorites, the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg bring you music from each of these countries. This CD was recorded at Carter’s Grove and features photos taken at the Yorktown Battlefield. New on this volume is a feature including excerpts from performances and interviews with current staff and members. Recorded in 2003.

    Available at Colonial Williamsburg Bookstores and online at Williamsburg Marketplace

  • "A Grand Entertainment"

    Since the first organized Christmas celebration drew visitors to Colonial Williamsburg in 1936, nothing quite matches the beauty, imagination, excitement, pageantry, sights, smells, sounds, and grandeur of the Christmas season in Colonial Williamsburg. Newly released, “A Grand Entertainment” brings the magic sounds of Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg to life. The CD features the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums premiering their newest Christmas Medley as well as a variety of other Colonial Williamsburg musicians performing classic pieces on period instruments, rich voices raised in songs remembered from Christmases long ago, and the frivolity of a tavern balladeer. Listeners are carried away to a season of Grand Entertainment in Colonial Williamsburg.

    Available at Colonial Williamsburg Bookstores and online at Williamsburg Marketplace

  • Echoes of Revolution

    Available on CD or cassette tape, this volume was digitally recorded outdoors behind Bassett Hall and digitally mastered. Featured on this volume are medleys, troopings, inspections, and fife solos using manuscripts as well as such composers’ music as Beethoven, Handel, St. Martini, Mouret, Telemann, and William Billings. Candid photos of the recording process are included. Recorded in 1996.

    Available at Colonial Williamsburg Bookstores and online at Williamsburg Marketplace

  • Marching Out of Time

    Our first recording to be made available on CD as well as cassette, this volume divides its music up into compound and common time signatures with a wide variety of medleys, troopings, incidental music, and individual tunes from the British Isles, France, and Germany, proving that the Fifes and Drums didn’t just play Yankee Doodle. Candid photos of Fife and Drum corps members and staff in rehearsal are included. Recorded in 1989.

    Available at Colonial Williamsburg Bookstores and online at Williamsburg Marketplace



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