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A march medley arranged by the Grenadier Guards’ Director of Music incorporating the four company marches of the Grenadier Companies taking part in the 2019 QBP: Queen’s Company, Number 2 Company, Nijmegen Company and Inkerman Company. Information on each march is as follows:
Queen’s Company March - Queen’s Company (Bashford)
Queen’s Company is a rousing quick march composed in 1966 by Lt Col Rodney Bashford, Grenadier Guards Director of Music 1960-1970. The Sovereign’s Company has existed since the reign of Charles II. It remains the right-hand Company of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards and is the Sovereign’s personal Company
Number 2 Company March - The Old Grey Mare (Warner arr Panella)
‘The Old Grey Mare Ain’t What She Used To Be’ is believed to have originated as ‘Down in Alabama’ composed
by J Warner in 1858.
Nijmegen Company March - Nijmegen Company (Hills)
Composed by Lt Col Philip Hills, Director of Music Grenadier Guards 1992-2002, and first played when Nijmegen Company, Grenadier Guards, mounted its first Queen’s Guard in 1994.
Inkerman Company March - The Inkerman March (Bashford)
The Inkerman March makes use of music appropriate to both sides at the Battle of Inkerman (1854) during the Crimean War. The march also includes the 2nd Battalion bugle call and Rule Britannia! which commemorates the 3rd Battalion having served as marines during the 17th Century wars against the Dutch.
The Band of The Grenadier Guards plays with kind permission of the British Army.