American Patrol was written in 1885 and was one of a number of 'Patrol' marches, each with the same structure, depicting soldiers approaching from far off, arriving, parading and then marching off into the distance. American Patrol is now best known in the arrangement by Glen Miller. My arrangement draws on both Glen Miller's and on Meacham's original score.
This recording is a beta test for a new Wurlitzer sample set, the organ Opus 1680 originally in the Albee Theatre in Cincinnati, now enlarged from 19 to 31 ranks and located at the Music Hall Ballroom in Cincinnati. The organ has the characteristic Wulitzer 'big sounds' and the additions have also given it a more mellow side.