40 Famous Marches

40 Famous Marches

     
 
The art of marching has very nearly disappeared. Outside of marching bands and the armed forces, there are few opportunities other than graduations and weddings, and on those occasions we're probably not even moving in time with the music. All things considered, maybe this isn't such a major loss. But marches have played an undeniable role in music for centuries,

Overview

The art of marching has very nearly disappeared. Outside of marching bands and the armed forces, there are few opportunities other than graduations and weddings, and on those occasions we're probably not even moving in time with the music. All things considered, maybe this isn't such a major loss. But marches have played an undeniable role in music for centuries, whether played straight -- as in the ceremonial grandeur of William Walton's "Crown Imperial" and the patriotic vigor of Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever" -- or ironically, as in the slightly askew selection from Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges." They turn up in operas ("Aida," "Carmen," "Tannhäuser"), ballets ("The Nutcracker"), and incidental music ("A Midsummer Night's Dream"). Mixing familiar favorites with lesser-known and refreshing examples of the genre by Handel, Meyerbeer, Nielsen, Chabrier, Rimsky-Korsakov, and many others, this survey of marches in all shapes, colors, and sizes is invigorating and enjoyable. The performances are excellent, culled from Decca's huge archive, featuring conductors from Hans Knappertsbusch to Charles Dutoit, with Willi Boskovsky naturally authoritative in the Viennese selections.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946624128
catalogNumber:
466241
Rank:
113984

Tracks

  1. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1
  2. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11: Alla marcia
  3. Jubelfest-Marsch (Jubilee Festival March), for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 396 (RV 396)
  4. Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor
  5. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Grand March
  6. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: March
  7. Saul, oratorio, HWV 53: Dead March
  8. Aida, opera: Grand March
  9. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228
  10. Marches Militaires (3) for piano, 4 hands, D. 733 (Op. 51): No.1
  11. Athalie, incidental music, Op. 74: War March of the Priests
  12. Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: March
  13. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March
  14. Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts: Coronation March
  15. Marche de Rákóczy (Rákóczy March), for orchestra (Le damnation de Faust), H. 109
  16. Persischer (Persian March), march for orchestra, Op. 289 (RV 289)
  17. Aladdin, incidental music, Op 34/FS 89: Oriental Festive March
  18. Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113: Turkish March - arranged by Curley, Carloarranged for organ
  19. Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62: March - arranged by Hazellarranged for brass ensemble
  20. Pomp and Circumstance March No.4, for orchestra in G major, Op. 39/4
  21. Coronation March for orchestra ("Crown Imperial")
  22. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, march and canzona for orchestra, Z. 860: Funeral March
  23. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) for brass, winds, & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) - arranged by Preston
  24. Work(s): Unspecified March
  25. Marche Triomphale for organ
  26. Ägyptischer (Egyptian March), march for orchestra, Op. 335 (RV 335)
  27. Joyeuse marche (Marche française), for orchestra or piano 4-hands
  28. Napoleon-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 156 (RV 156)
  29. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March
  30. Russische Marsche-Fantasie, for orchestra, Op. 353 (RV 353)
  31. Carmen Suite for orchestra, No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Marche Des contrebandiers
  32. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue: March
  33. Mlada, suite for orchestra: Procession of the Nobles
  34. Spanischer (Spanish), march for orchestra, Op. 433 (RV 433)
  35. Things to Come, film score, Op 53: March
  36. The Washington Post, march for band
  37. Entry of the Gladiators (Einzug der Gladiatoren), march for orchestra, Op. 68
  38. Colonel Bogey March for orchestra/band
  39. The Dam Busters, march from the film score
  40. The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band

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