International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" in Moscow

Have mercy on Red Moscow speech Mireille Mathieu completed the International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower". Festival held for the third time, brought together the best military bands from 11 countries.


The festival took place catwalk parade of military orchestras in Russia and abroad, as well as demonstrations of the Honor Guard of Heads of State.


According to the organizers "Spasskaya Tower", but five performances on the main square of Moscow, the participants of the festival gave small outdoor concerts in Sokolniki, Izmailovo, Gorky Park, Alexander Garden, the garden "Hermitage" and on Poklonnaya Hill.


French pop star Mireille Mathieu during the closing ceremony of the International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" on Friday night at the Red Square sang "Moscow Nights" in Russian.


International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" has been held for the third time in accordance with the request of the President and with the support of the Moscow government.


The festival was attended by the best military bands from 11 countries.


What is happening every day from 4 to 10 September acts on Red Square next several thousand spectators.


Organizers of the festival gave the public an unusual mix of military marches, rock and roll, lyrical compositions and oriental melodies.


Ensemble Northwestern Military Region of France played a medley of hits French chanson.


Surprised the audience and the musicians from Tajikistan: During the rebuild Orchestra "posted" on the cobblestones of the Star of the East. In addition, they played on ancient instruments and Surna karnay, and accompanied by their female dance group.



For the first time the festival arrived guests from the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition to the works of the main program - European marches and Arab motives - Royal Orchestra police conclude by Muscovites sang "Katyusha┬╗.


Military band from France.


Military band from Scotland.


Military Orchestra of the Bundeswehr.


From Russia in the "Spasskaya Tower" was attended by representatives of 17 teams.



The idea to hold regular major festivals of military bands originated in Britain, and the first military music show was held in the Kingdom at the end of the XIX century. Behind him the name stuck "Military Tattoo", which translated literally means military drum battle - then drums ruled the ball at the festival.


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