An epic and powerful history of America woven from the personal story of heavily decorated retired US Major Robert 'Snuffy' Gray who fought with the controversial US 7th Cavalry Regiment. Exploring the profound human consequences of wars fought at the American frontier, Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Tom Roberts journeys with Snuffy Gray across the United States as he is reunited with veterans from Korea and Vietnam. America's first war at the frontier against Native American tribes such as the Lakota in the 19th Century echo throughout the film, as Snuffy's personal story cuts across that of the Lakota, and the story his 7th Cavalry Regiment takes from the Korean War all the way back to Custers Battle at Little Bighorn and the Regiment's massacre of Lakota civilians at Wounded Knee. At the heart of the film is Snuffy Gray's own psychological journey as, for the first time, he faces up to demons that have haunted him for forty years, and seeks atonement with veterans of America's secret war in Vietnam.
This 2CD set aims to give the listener a good idea of the range of music composed by a remarkable musical dynasty, the Forqueray family. They were a family of organists, viol players and harpsichordists. They were every bit as remarkable as the other great musical dynasties, the Bendas, Stamitzs, Bachs, and the Strauss family. The most famous member of the Forqueray family (their Johann Sebastian) was Antoine, who was born in 1672, a virtuoso gambist. His output forms the backbone of the French repertoire for this instrument.