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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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.

Despite this hectic career, Waterer became a recognised expert in masterminding grand military occasions. 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 musicians were augmented by Waterer’s wonderful conducting of Edinburgh’s Kevock Choir for the ending of the Tattoo.

Waterer was long connected with the Edinburgh Tattoo, 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.

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. He joined the band of HMS Ark Royal, which became the subject of one of the first fly-on-the-wall documentaries, Sailor.

It is now played regularly by all the armed services and is a popular item at brass-band concerts. On a special occasion attended by the Queen and her husband, the music was particularly rousing.

Lt-Col Richard Waterer OBE, MVO – The Scotsman

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. Sunday 30 December 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.

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.

He is survived by his wife Sue, children Simon and Jane, granddaughter Heather and his parents. However, that year, Waterer rose above such problems and delivered a memorable concert.


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. 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.

Obituary: Lt Col Richard Waterer | From the Guardian | The Guardian

Waterer’s conducting of the massed pipes and drums, brass bands watrer choir was the highlight of the evening. He was also a student in the city, and gained a master’s degree and doctorate in music from the University of Portsmouth.

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.

In he was responsible for the Mountbatten Festival at the Albert Hall, the largest musical military festival in the world. 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 vibraltar.

To such occasions, Waterer brought a fine sense of theatricality alongside a keen sense of military precision. Army officer who knocked out two Tiger tanks in Germany.

He is survived by his second wife and two stepchildren. The pageant on Horseguards Parade, in Augusthad floats, daterer, bagpipes, plus camels and a few corgis. 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. 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.

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 He organised them with total commitment watereg an energy that ensured everything was checked and double-checked.

He became the band’s librarian, and was band sergeant of the carrier Ark Royal when it featured in the BBC television documentary Sailor. Rob Ford, Canadian politician. Waterer was equally at home at the Queen’s Jubilee in June at Portsmouth.

InWaterer was appointed principal director of the Mountbatten Music Festival and that year programmed a most dignified tribute to all those who fought in the Second World War. Prof Alan Watson, Scots-born legal scholar who wrote groundbreaking texts on Roman law.


Two years later Waterer studied at Goldsmith’s College and became assistant to the principal director of music, Royal Marines.

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts. 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. Proud and mercurial Dutch football star who developed a fast-moving and fluid style of play. Military event organiser Born: 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 of Music, and, inwas responsible for moving the school from Deal to Portsmouth.

More from the web. 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.

Richard Waterer

Throughout, however, Waterer maintained richwrd relaxed atmosphere and his gracious and invigorating laugh relaxed many a tense situation. For the finale, a special allowance was made and Scotland the Brave was sung after the national anthem.

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Accessibility links Skip to rchard Skip to navigation. 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. Stand-up comedian who broke new ground with his television series The Larry Sanders Show. The programme included Riverdance, with the corps of drums providing ever changing gibralhar and the most complex waterre drill yet seen.

The musical items for the Queen Mother’s pageant were a particular challenge for Waterer. 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.