Formed in 1933, the legendary military band of the Adolf Hitler's Bodyguard Division, the Leibstandarte-SS, was to become the most famous of all Musikkorps in the history of the Nazi Germany. In their black ceremonial uniforms and under the musical leadership of Hermann Muller-John and his deputy SS-Hauptscharführer Gustav Weissenborn, military music was performed at the very highest level by this elite & much favoured unit and performances by the superb musicians recruited to this band were very much in demand across the Reich and beyond, courtesy of a number of highly publicised and successful concert tours the band made across pre-war Europe!
Be it the Summer & Winter Olympics of 1936, the Nazi's Nuremburg Rallies, visits by foreign dignitaries, the Führer's birthday, the Musikkorps of the Leibstandarte-SS was always in full attendance, most notably in the Third Reich's capital city Berlin, performing a skillful and polished repetoire of the most exciting military music of the era. As well as providing combat medics, radio operators, despatch riders, stretcher-bearers and front-line infantry from within its musical ranks as the war progressed, the SS-LAH was also just one of a handful of the elite Musikkorps that were still performing right up until the end of the Second World War in May 1945...
Now digitally remastered by British sound engineers from the original 78rpm shellac records and by far and away Tomahawk Film Music's biggest selling single CD ever, this totally unique, broadcast-quality recording contains 14 of the finest recordings ever made by the Musikkorps of the Leibstandarte-SS 'Adolf Hitler' including:
Oath of Allegiance - Horst Wessel Lied - Die Landpartie - Edelweis - In Den Ostwind Hebt Die Fahnen - Bruder in Zechen und Gruben - Es Pfeift von Allen Dächern - Deutschland, Deutschland uber Alles - Lisa - Der Badenweiler Marsch - Wenn Wir Marschieren - Prinz Eugen Marsch - Lore Lore and Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden.