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A Rifles Salute

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 A Rifles Salute

A Regimental History In Music

The first regiments of the Light Infantry were formed in 1759. The title Light Infantry being award as an honour in recognition of outstanding merit and achievement. The introduction of the more accurate Baker rifle gave rise to more special Rifle Regiments who wore green camouflaged uniforms with black buttons. The first Rifle battalion of the 60th Rifles was raised in 1797 and the Experimental Corps of Riflemen who became the Rifle Brigade shortly after. The two things in common to the Light Infantry and the Rifle Regiments were the fast marching pace of up to a 140 to the minute or 'doubling' at 160 paces to the minute, and the use of the bugle to communicate orders on the battlefield. Both these traditions are still are still in ceremonial use today. The modern Rifles formed on the 1st February 2007 and are made up of the The Light Infantry, The Devonshire & Dorset Light Infantry, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire, and Wiltshire Light Infantry, and the Royal Green Jackets. Each regiment had its own music mostly arranged by the Bandmaster of the time. A selection of which are on this recording. They are:

1. GENERAL SALUTE. 2. PARADE BUGLE CALLS. 3. LE REGIMENT DE SAMBRE ET MAUSE, 4. QUICK SILVER, 5. RAGLAN. 6. THE LITTLE BUGLER. 7. SILVER BUGLES. 8. ST MARY RUN RUN RUN AWAY. 9. LIGHT CAVALRY. 10. KEEL ROW/ROAD TO THE ISLES. 11. ZORBA'S DANCE. 12. SECUNDERBAD. 13. BUGLERS DELIGHT. 14. SUMMON THE HEROES. 15. SUNSET. 16. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. 17. THE LIGHT DIVISION 18.SIR JOHN MOORE. 19. THE RIFLE REGIMENT. 20. RULE BRITANNIA. 21. A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE. 22. SHARPES THEME. 23. A BRIDGE TOO FAR. 24. BAND OF BROTHERS. 25. HIGH ON A HILL, 26. AULD LANG SYNE/LAST POST. 27. REGTL MARCH THE DEVONSHIRE & DORSET LIGHT INFANTRY. 28. REGTL MARCHES OF: THE ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE, BERKSHIRE AND WILTSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY. 29. FARMERS BOY. 30 FIVE TO ONE. 31. REGTL MARCH THE LIGHT INFANTRY. 32. THREE TO ONE. 33. REGTL MARCH THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS. 34. REGTL MARCH THE RIFLES. 35. BUGLE CALL NO MORE PARADES TODAY.

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