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The Great Little Army

Monday, 06 January 2020

"The Great Little Army" was composed by Frederick Joseph Ricketts - aka - Kenneth Alford - in 1916. Commemorating British soldiers who fought in WW1 and bore the brunt of everything that was thrown at them - called by the enemy "The Contemptible Little Army" Frederick Joseph Ricketts was an English composer of marches for military band. Under the pen name Kenneth J. Alford, he composed marches which are considered to be the greatest examples of the art. He was a Bandmaster in the British Army, ...


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