Gibraltar. By Richard Waterer, The Band of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment, James Tempest. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Gibraltar – Richard Waterer. Read about Richard Waterer – March: Gibraltar by The Band of the King’s Division and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Gibraltar · Richard Waterer | Length: This track is on the 2 following albums: Pomp and Circumstance: Great Concert Marches · The Band of the 15th Field.

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He composed many memorable pieces for brass bands but the one that gained him much renown was the march Royal Salute, which wterer commissioned to commemorate the anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 25 years as commander of the Royal Marines.

In he was responsible for the Mountbatten Festival at the Albert Hall, the largest musical military festival in the world. Richard Alan Waterer was the son of the golf secretary at Shepton Mallet and displayed an early love of music, particularly the trombone and cornet, which he played in the local band.

Populist Right-wing former Mayor of Toronto whose drunken antics scandalised his fellow citizens. He retired from the marines in and after a post in the headquarters of the second sea lord, in October was appointed cadet commandant at the Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania. It is now played regularly by all the armed services and is a popular item at brass-band concerts. After the Irish dance troupe Riverdance accompanied by Royal Marine drummers had set the Albert Hall alight, the First Sea Lord, Sir Jock Slater of sound Scottish birthstepped on to the podium and conducted, as a tribute to the retiring commander, General Sir Robert Ross, the regimental slow march Preborajensky with magnificent panache.

Throughout, however, Waterer maintained a relaxed atmosphere and his gracious and invigorating laugh relaxed many a tense situation.

Lt-Col Richard Waterer OBE, MVO

InWaterer was appointed director gibraltr music to the band gbraltar HM’s Royal Marines gibrraltar continuing his studies on the history of music at Goldsmith’s College in London.

Waterer’s conducting of the massed pipes and drums, brass bands and choir was the highlight of the evening. As well as composing and playing trombone, he was a skilful organiser for such events as the Edinburgh Tattoo, the last Royal Tournament, the Queen Mother’s th Birthday Pageant and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee at Portsmouth.


Born in Somerset, Richard joined his local brass band before being selected for the Royal Marines Band Service, where he completed his training as a trombonist. Stand-up comedian gichard broke rlchard ground with his television series The Larry Sanders Show.

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts. More from the web. After the interval, Admiral Sir Jock Slater, the First Sea Lord, who had been rehearsing in secret, stepped up to the rostrum and conducted the massed bands playing the regimental slow march Preobrajensky. Army officer who knocked out two Tiger tanks in Germany. Waterer, however, had a distinguished career away from the Royal Marines as an organiser of major military and Royal events.

The son of a golf club secretary, Richard Alan Waterer was born on July 26and and grew up a Beatles fan while playing soprano cornet in the Shepton Mallet town band. He is survived by his second wife and two stepchildren.

Trombonist, composer, television documentary star and loving father, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Waterer, who has died aged 56, was, for eight years, commandant of the Royal Marines School ricgard Music, and, inwas responsible for moving the school from Deal to Portsmouth. Two years later Waterer studied at Goldsmith’s College and became assistant to the principal director of music, Royal Marines.

Lt Col Richard Waterer

Waterer was equally at home at the Queen’s Jubilee in June at Portsmouth. When a weak “lip” prevented the principal trombonist from playing at a concert in London Waterer, to the conductor’s surprise, stood up and played the solo. In he trained as a trombonist in the Royal Marines Band Service, and was awarded the Commandant General’s Certificate of Merit as the best all-round musician. He is survived by his wife Sue, children Simon and Jane, granddaughter Heather and his parents. On a special occasion attended by the Queen and her husband, the music was particularly rousing.

Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. For the finale, a special allowance was made and Scotland the Brave was sung after the national anthem.

Proud and mercurial Dutch football star who developed a fast-moving and fluid style of play. The programme included Riverdance, with the corps of drums providing ever changing rhythms and the most complex stick drill yet seen.

Richard composed seven marches, including the Royal Salute, which was used to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh’s 25 years as Captain General, Royal Marines. The musicians were augmented by Waterer’s wonderful conducting of Edinburgh’s Kevock Choir for the ending of the Tattoo.


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Sunday 30 December However, that year, Waterer rose above such problems and delivered a memorable concert. He organised them with total commitment and an energy that ensured everything was checked and double-checked. Prof Alan Watson, Scots-born legal scholar who wrote groundbreaking texts on Roman law. Rob Ford, Canadian politician.

In he became commandant of the Royal Marines School of Music, leading it at two Edinburgh tattoos, the final royal tournament, the pageant celebrating the th birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the Queen’s golden jubilee celebrations in Portsmouth and the royal military tattoo in To such occasions, Waterer brought a fine sense of theatricality alongside a keen sense of military precision. With ear-pieces in both ears to co-ordinate a computer click-track and off-stage cues he conducted additional musicians, who were behind him, via a camera.

Military event organiser Born: The musical items for the Queen Mother’s pageant were a particular challenge for Waterer. The pageant on Horseguards Parade, in Augusthad floats, children, bagpipes, plus camels and a few corgis.

At the Royal Military Tattoo inWaterer used a computer to co-ordinate not only the music but also the movements of actors, armoured vehicles, charging horses and gunfire. Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Waterer, who has died aged 56, was one of the pre-eminent military musicians of his generation, whose march Royal Salute has entered the repertoire of both all three armed services and brass bands.

Waterer was long connected with the Edinburgh Tattoo, but two years in particular stand out. Inhe decided to continue his trombone studies with the Royal Marines Band Service from which he passed out in with a Merit Award for best all-round musician. He did so superbly and with typical flair.

The following year had a touch of sadness as it had been announced that the Band of the Royal Marines School of Music was soon to be disestablished. Then, inWaterer conducted over musicians the Band of the Highland and Lowland Guards, the band of the Royal Marines and many others in a superb and memorable climax to commemorate the passing of the century.

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