25 Apr 2015

Bugle Stories 4: What is its message?

From Bugle Stories, 10:07 am on 25 April 2015

Story number four looks at what message the bugle’s call sends out. Either conveying something arousing or sorrowful, the bugle call can used in the camps and battlefields, in poems and songs, on stage, in classical music and on the roads. Shelley Wilkinson is the presenter and Peter Sledemere is the narrator.

Look at the photos that go with this episode

Bugle call 'Mens’ Meal -1st Call' (Come to the cookhouse door)

Bugle call 'Mens’ Meal -1st Call' (Come to the cookhouse door) Photo: RNZ / Shelley Wilkinson

Watch a YouTube video clip of the bugler who wouldn't die from the film The Party (begins with an advert)

Music & Audio details:

Bugle call: “Mens’ Meal”  (1st call) or “Come to the cookhouse door”
- Unnamed bugler
(Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision)

Audio clip: Voices of Yesterday - this is from a commercially-released American compilation of historic Edison cylinder recordings. Bugle call at Waterloo and Balaclava, recording of the bugle which is played by Bugler Kenneth Landfrey       
- Bugler Kenneth Landfrey
(Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision)

Audio clip: VJ Day Dunedin 1945 - you briefly hear the bugle band at about 07:30 as part of the broadcast of a victory parade through Dunedin streets
- ATC Bugle Band, unnamed radio announcer     
(Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision)

SHOSTAKOVICH reconstructed Mark Fitz-Gerald: Excerpts, from Podrugi (The Girlfriends) Op 41
- Polish National SO/Fitz-Gerald
(Naxos 8.572138)

BEETHOVEN: Der Tod sei dir geschworen, from Fidelio Act 2 Scene 2
- Angela Denoke (sop), Jon V Villars (ten), László Polgár (bass), Berliner Phil/Rattle
(EMI Classics 7243 5 57559)

TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien Op 45   
- Berlin Phil/Ozawa          
(DG 427354)

Bugle call: “Ist Post”
- Unnamed bugler
(Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision)        

Audio clip: Embarkation 3rd Echelon from the Wellington wharf, 27 Aug 1940
- Unnamed bugler             
(Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision)

BRITTEN: Nocturne, from Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op 31
- Ian Bostridge (ten), Radek Baborák (horn), strings of Berlin Phil/Rattle
(EMI 558049)