Fiddler on the March: A Biography of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Vivian Dunn KCVO OBE FRAM Royal Marines (Derek Oakley)

Fiddler on the March: A Biography of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Vivian Dunn KCVO OBE FRAM Royal Marines (Derek Oakley) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Biography shelves. priced at £8.50! Call in and get 40% OFF that price when you mention this post…

London: Royal Marines Historical Society, 2000, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Musical scores; Appendices [6];

From the cover: Vivian Dunn, probably the greatest military musician of his time (or the 20th century), was also an accomplished composer, arranger and conductor. This is the story of how his classical music upbringing (or training) helped transform the Royal Marines Band Service into one of the finest military bands in the world: and how he used his early London musical contacts to bring enormous benefit to the Royal Marines. Having achieved so much in his 38 years service to the Crown, with personal service to four sovereigns, he reverted to the classical role in his retirement, conducting and teaching musicians of all ages world wide.

The author delves into how Vivians musical career nearly foundered in a London night club; h…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly rubbed at the head of the spine, spotted on the verso. Previous owner’s address lable to the pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 299 pages. Index. 10″ x 7¾”.

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