The Sons of Liberty 1952
These recordings of the Sons of Liberty were found on Side B of Cassette #93, a holding of the Archives of the Company of Fifers & Drummers. The recordings are found between excerpts of the Fredrick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble "Spirit of '76" recording and excerpts of the Ancient Mariners' "American Fife and Drum Music" record. The contents of the tape are poorly labeled, being listed in the catalog as "Eastman Symphony w/ Mariners, Sons in 1952". It is not currently known who made the recordings or who the tape may have previously belonged to, though Ed Olsen is perhaps a likely candidate.
The recordings were made on August 2, 1952 at the Connecticut State Meet in Danbury, CT. The recordings consist of Sons medleys "Culloden Moor" and "Bunker Hill". On the tape liner, Culloden Moor is listed singularly with the specific tunes in Bunker Hill listed sequentially after.
Overall the quality of the recordings is excellent, with Fifes, Snare Drums, and Bass Drums all clearly audible. The recording of Culloden Moor starts after the beginning of the medley and picks up at measure 3 in the printed music contained in the Music of the Sons of Liberty book, available from the Company store.