Since its inception in 1991, Altissimo! Recordings has been dedicated to the continuing production and distribution of the vast array of music from the wonderful musicians of the United States military bands, orchestras, ensembles and choruses. Prior to the founding of Altissimo!, these phenomenal recordings were not available to the general public. In spring of 2011, the Naxos Group purchased Altissimo! Recordings, and in June 2011 they became the distributor for the company. This marked a change in the business, with the small, independent label joining the roster of the world leader in classical music.
Altissimo! Recordings can be found in consumer catalogs such as Time-Life, Heartland, Wireless, America!, Sound Review, Classics, Musical Heritage, Life Dance, Great Music, Serendipity Recordings, Musical Treasurers and others. You will find Altissimo! Recordings in most military exchanges around the world as well as Borders Books and Music, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, CDNow, The Kennedy Performing Arts Center, The White House gift shop, Walt Disney World gift shops, The Smithsonian, The United States Military Academy at West Point, The United States Air Force Academy, The United States Naval Academy, Arlington National Cemetery, FDR Memorial, Gettysburg National Battlefield, Lincoln Memorial, United States National Parks gift shops and hundreds of other retail locations. In addition to catalog, retail, and Internet sales, Altissimo! Recordings can be found in use as a fund raising program for schools bands and choruses, churches, and community groups every year.
Altissimo! Recordings are among the finest in the world. We at Altissimo! have the greatest admiration and respect for the hundreds of men and women in uniform that comprise these unparalleled musical groups. It is to these creative artists in the military that these exceptional recordings are dedicated.