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Zimmermann, Chas. A. (Charles A.), 1862-1916



Charles A. Zimmermann, a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, served as director of the U.S. Naval Academy Band from 1887 until his death in 1916. Zimmermann’s association with the Naval Academy began at his birth in 1861 in Newport, Rhode Island. His father, Charles Z. Zimmermann, was a Naval Academy bandsman during the Academy’s temporary Civil War relocation to Newport. On July 1, 1882, Zimmermann became a member of the band as a third cornetist. He relieved Peter Schoff as bandmaster in 1887, making him, at age 26, the youngest ever to assume leadership of the Naval Academy Band.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

"Anchors aweigh", 1943?

 Item — Box 1: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Am-As, Object: 17
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001
Scope and Contents “Anchors Aweigh” is one of the most recognizable melodies in the world. The unofficial song of the U.S. Navy celebrated its centennial in 2006, and the coin pictured below was issued to commemorate the milestone. The music for "Anchors Aweigh" was composed by Charles A. Zimmermann, Naval Academy Bandmaster and Music Director, with lyrics by Midshipman Alfred H. Miles.The first commercial recording of "Anchors Aweigh" was released on June 9, 1920. The record was...
Dates: Publication: 1943?

"Anchors aweigh" (The song of the Navy), 1942

 Item — Box 1: Series Vocal_sheet_music_001, Folder: Am-As, Object: 16
Identifier: Vocal_sheet_music_001