Today, October 25th, is St. Crispin’s Day. This might not mean much in 2021 if it had not been for Mr. Shakespeare and his play, Henry V. King Henry makes a rousing speech before the Battle of Agincourt whose words entered the English-speaking popular culture and stayed. We still hear references to it today. Whenever you hear the term band of brothers, you have Shakespeare and his Crispin’s Day Speech to thank.
A few years ago, during the creation of Ken Theriot’s album, Human History, Ken and Lisa Theriot set out to create a singable version of the speech, and the result was the song entitled, not surprisingly, Band of Brothers
Here is the studio version of the song:
Below is a link to Apple Music, where you can purchase the digital album “Human History,” or any individual song. Apple has made things a bit confusing. So if you don’t have Apple Music and just want to grab the song from the iTunes store, you’ll find a text link toward the bottom of the page after clicking below that says “Also available in the iTunes Store.”
Here is a video of a live performance of Band of Brothers from Pennsic.