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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ricahrd He became the band’s librarian, and was band sergeant of the carrier Ark Royal when it featured in the BBC television documentary Sailor. 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.

The musical items for the Queen Mother’s pageant were a particular challenge for Waterer. More from the web. The musicians were augmented by Waterer’s wonderful conducting of Edinburgh’s Kevock Choir for the ending of the Tattoo. Ricgard was also a student in the city, and gained a master’s degree and doctorate in music from the University of Portsmouth. InWaterer was appointed principal director of the Mountbatten Music Festival and that year programmed a most dignified tribute to rkchard those who fought in the Second World War.

Sunday 30 December Army officer who knocked out two Tiger tanks in Germany. In wtaerer 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.

Prof Alan Watson, Scots-born legal scholar who wrote groundbreaking texts on Roman law. He organised them with total commitment and an energy that ensured everything was checked and double-checked. Two years later Waterer studied at Goldsmith’s College and became assistant to the principal director of music, Royal Marines. He joined the band waterwr HMS Ark Royal, which became the subject of one of the first fly-on-the-wall documentaries, Sailor.


The son of a golf club secretary, Richard Alan Waterer was gibdaltar on July 26and and grew up a Beatles fan while playing soprano cornet in the Shepton Mallet town band.

Waterer was equally at home at the Queen’s Jubilee in June at Portsmouth. It is now played regularly by all the armed services and is a popular item at brass-band concerts.

Rob Ford, Canadian politician. 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.

Lt Col Richard Waterer

He did so superbly and with typical flair. Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Waterer, who has died aged 56, was one of the pre-eminent military musicians of eichard generation, whose march Royal Salute has entered the repertoire of both all three armed services and brass bands.

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts. In he was responsible for the Mountbatten Festival at the Albert Hall, the largest musical military festival in the world. 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.

Lt-Col Richard Waterer OBE, MVO – The Scotsman

Military event organiser Born: Trombonist, composer, television richaard star and loving father, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Waterer, who has died aged 56, was, wateree eight years, commandant of the Royal Marines School of Music, and, inwas responsible for moving the school from Deal to Portsmouth.

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.


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. 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.

To such occasions, Waterer brought a fine sense of theatricality alongside a keen sense of military precision. InWaterer was appointed director of music to the band of HM’s Royal Marines while continuing his studies on the history of music at Goldsmith’s College in London.

Richard Waterer | Compositions | AllMusic

Proud and mercurial Dutch football star who developed a fast-moving and fluid style of play. On a special occasion attended by the Queen and her husband, the music was particularly rousing. He composed many memorable pieces for brass bands but the one that gained him much renown was the march Royal Salute, which was commissioned to commemorate the anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s 25 years as commander of the Royal Marines. At Portsmouth he fostered a partnership with Portsmouth University, realigned military music training to recognise civilian qualifications, and built strong links with Russian gjbraltar Scandinavian bands.

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. Waterer was long connected with ginraltar Edinburgh Ginraltar, but two years in particular stand out. 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.

Despite this hectic career, Waterer became a recognised expert in masterminding grand military occasions.