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Bohemian Rhapsody for Symphony Orchestra and Solo Viola – THE STUDIO RECORDING

(Original hit video: http://youtu.be/w0cLEvdyolw)

To Freddie, with much affection and admiration…

NICHOLAS HERSH, arranger/conductor
SARAH HARBALL, solo viola
PATRICK HUNNINGHAKE, lead trumpet

with THE INDIANA UNIVERSITY STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Filmed & recorded in Studio 5, Indiana University Radio-Television Building

SAM SILVER, director
KONRAD STRAUSS, sound director

A collaboration between Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and Department of Telecommunications.… Read Full Article

Introducing the M110A1 Sniper Rifle (the Marine Corps Is Not Impressed)

Here’s what we know. 

by Task and Purpose (The National Interest)

“The M110A1 was never intended to replace the M40A6, but to replace the M110,” Hamby told Task & Purpose. “The bolt action M40A6 has a different purpose from the semi-automatic M110A1, which is used for rapid engagement … The M40A6 remains a program of record for the Marine Corps.”

The Marine Corps is throwing down cash to test-drive the same compact sniper rifle the Army has pursued in recent months.… Read Full Article

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – The Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Live)

Want to experience this orchestra LIVE? Get your tickets for the Crime Night Concert ‘Mord i Symfonien’ in May 2019 https://bit.ly/2PxXjri featuring music from the The Godfather, Twin Peaks, Psycho, Vertigo and much more.

Composed by Ennio Morricone
Various flutes: Hans Ulrik, Russell Itani
Vocals: Tuva Semmingsen & Christine Nonbo Andersen

In January 2018, The Danish Broadcast Corporation (DR) aired a concert called “The Duel – Morricone Draws First” performed by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra /DR SymfoniOrkestret, The Danish National Concert Choir with various soloists conducted by Sarah Hicks.… Read Full Article

Introducing the Army’s New Lethal Sniper Rifle

Here’s all we know.

by Task and Purpose Jared Keller (The National Interest)

Despite a brief period of ambiguity wrought by budget-jousting among lawmakers in Congress, the Army’s new and improved sniper rifle is alive and well.

Heckler & Koch showed off its M110A1 7.62mm semi-automatic sniper rifle, selected for the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program on the floor of the Association of the U.S.… Read Full Article

Duke Ellington – Switzerland ’59 7/7 [Satin Doll, I Let A Song Go Out My Heart]

Satin Doll

I Let A Song Go Out My Heart

Solos:

Jimmy Woode,

Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and his Orchestra:

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Andres Merenguito, Ray Nance – trumpets

Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Booty Wood – trombones

Johnny Hodges (as), Russel Procope (as, cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl) – reeds

Duke Ellington, (p)

Jimmy Woode (b)

Jimmy Johnson (d) … Read Full Article

Introducing the Army’s New Deadly Sig Sauer’s M17 and M18 Handguns

A real game-changer? 

by Kris Osborn (The National Interest)

Prospects for the handgun have been well received across DoD; the Navy, Air Force and Marines are also receiving this pistol, according to a report from Military.com.

The M17 and M18 pistols are manufactured by Sig Sauer, who earned the $580 million contract to produce the weapons in January of this year.… Read Full Article

Duke Ellington – Switzerland ’59 4/7 [All Of Me – Johnny Hodges solo]

All Of Me

Solo: Johnny Hodges

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra:

Cat Anderson, Clark Terry, Andres Merenguito, Ray Nance – trumpets

Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Booty Wood – trombones

Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Paul Gonsalves (ts), Jimmy Hamilton (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bs, cl, bcl) – reeds

Duke Ellington, (p) Jimmy Woode (b) Jimmy Johnson (d) … Read Full Article