21 Marches For The 21st Century
Simax Classics PSC 1163

Recorded in February and March 2000 in various locations in Norway. Released in 2000.
Engineers: Kjetil Høidal, Hans Peter L'Orange and Tore Simonsen;
Producer: Erik Gard Amundsen (Track 15: Thomas Rimul and Eivind Buene).

Composition by Erkki-Sven Tüür
Track 18. Happy Hour for UBC (1999) 3:27
The Royal Norwegian Navy Band / Lt. Col. Christer Johannesen
Other composer's works on this disc
Track 1. Stephen Montague: Marche Militaire 2:45
Track 2. Bjørn Kruse: Fugue on the March 3:22
Track 3. Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje: 69 Marching Bars Left Over From A Previous Century 3:47
Track 4. Knut Vaage: Forward March 2:44
Track 5. Michael Finnissy: Un-characteristic March 3:41
Track 6. Håkon Berge: Knakk 3:22
Track 7. Tryggvi M. Baldvinsson: March Paralelle 2:36
Track 8. Frank Tveor Nordensten: Please Shut Up! 3:20
Track 9. Helge Havsgård Sunde: Charm 4:38
Track 10. Magnar Åm: Va Bene 2:44
Track 11. Rune Rebne: Khaam 2:21
Track 12. Bojidar Spassov: Bye-Bygone-Party March 3:42
Track 13. Thierry De Mey: En Passant 5:54
Track 14. Torgrim Sollid: Later On 3:41
Track 15. Eivind Buene: Trauermarsch 1999 3:12
Track 16. Olav Berg: Ma-Mon 3:27
Track 17. Dagfinn Koch: Beyond Bayãt 2:19
Track 19. Ole Henrik Moe: Strike-ups For Bands On Strike 2:54
Track 20. Lotta Wennäkoski: Tarmo 2:29
Track 21. Kjell Samkopf: Gammel (Old) Nr. 2000 3:16
The performers are The Staff Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces / Kjell Seim (Tracks 1.-3.); The Military Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces, Western Region / Thomas Rimul (Tracks 4.-6.); The Military Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces, Eastern Region / Bjørn Sagstad (Tracks 7.-9.); The Military Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces, Mid-Norway Region / Bjørn Sagstad (Tracks 10.-12.); The Military Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces, Southern Region / Peter Sebastian Szilvay (Tracks 13.-14.) or / Thomas Rimul (Track 15.); The Royal Norwegian Navy Band / Lt. Col. Christer Johannesen (Tracks 16.-18.) and The Military Band of The Norwegian Armed Forces, Northern Region / Eivind Gullberg Jensen (Tracks 19.-21.).
Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards
Happy Hour for UBC was commissioned by the Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs, as were the other works on this disc.
Each of the 21 composers (14 from Norway and 7 from abroad) were invited to compose a march as part of Attacca-00, which was the Council's project to profile the new millennium.
Happy Hour for UBC was premiered and recorded on February 16, 2000 at the Nøtterøy Kulturhus, Nøtterøy, Norway by the Royal Norwegian Navy Band conducted by Lt. Col. Christer Johannesen.
Music Publishers
Happy Hour for UBC is published by Warner/Chappell Music - Norway. 
Other Points of Interest and Links
1. The CD liner notes contain an introduction (uncredited) and short notes by each composer (in English and Norwegian).
2. As explained by the composer in his liner notes, the title Happy Hour for UBC refers to the Uisge Beatha Club, an Estonian whisky appreciation club.
3. A unique and humourous feature of this CD is that the see-through plastic spine of the CD cover contains 15 or so dried peas, thus turning the CD container into a percussion instrument of the shaker variety.
4. The Norwegian Council for Cultural Affairs has an extensive website on this disc in Norwegian only. You can also view the composer's notes in Norwegian.
5. This disc may not be commonly available in music stores outside of Norway, but enquiries as to its availability can be made to the record label at their email address.
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