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,… See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/08/2000
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028946624128
catalogNumber:
466241
Rank:
96164

Tracks

  1. Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, for orchestra in D major, Op. 39/1  - Edward Elgar  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  2. Karelia Suite, for orchestra, Op. 11: Alla marcia  - Jean Sibelius  - Vladimir Ashkenazy  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  3. Jubelfest-Marsch (Jubilee Festival March), for orchestra (with chorus ad lib), Op. 396 (RV 396)  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  4. Funeral March of a Marionette, for piano or orchestra in D minor  - Charles Gounod  - Alexander Gibson  -  Royal Opera House Orchestra Covent Garden
  5. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Grand March  - Richard Wagner  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  6. Rinaldo, opera, HWV 7: March  - George Frideric Handel  - Richard Bonynge  -  English Chamber Orchestra
  7. Saul, oratorio, HWV 53: Dead March  - George Frideric Handel  - Simon Preston
  8. Aida, opera: Grand March  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  9. Radetzky-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 228  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  10. Marches Militaires (3) for piano, 4 hands, D. 733 (Op. 51): No.1  - Franz Schubert  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Hans Knappertsbusch
  11. Athalie, incidental music, Op. 74: War March of the Priests  - Felix Mendelssohn  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Christoph von Dohnányi
  12. Nutcracker, ballet, Op.71: March  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Richard Bonynge  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. The Love for Three Oranges, suite for orchestra, Op. 33 bis: March  - Sergey Prokofiev  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Walter Weller
  14. Le prophète, grand opera in 5 acts: Coronation March  - Giacomo Meyerbeer  - Richard Bonynge  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  15. Marche de Rákóczy (Rákóczy March), for orchestra (Le damnation de Faust), H. 109  - Hector Berlioz  -  Chicago Symphony Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  16. Persischer (Persian March), march for orchestra, Op. 289 (RV 289)  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  17. Aladdin, incidental music, Op 34/FS 89: Oriental Festive March  - Carl Nielsen  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  San Francisco Symphony
  18. Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113: Turkish March - arranged by Curley, Carloarranged for organ  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Carlo Curley
  19. Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62: March - arranged by Hazellarranged for brass ensemble  - George Frideric Handel  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  20. Pomp and Circumstance March No.4, for orchestra in G major, Op. 39/4  - Edward Elgar  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Georg Solti
  21. Coronation March for orchestra ("Crown Imperial")  - William Walton  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Roger Norrington
  22. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, march and canzona for orchestra, Z. 860: Funeral March  - Henry Purcell  -  Baroque Brass of London  - David Hill
  23. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary in D major) for brass, winds, & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) - arranged by Preston  -  Clarke  - Simon Preston
  24. Work(s): Unspecified March  - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  25. Marche Triomphale for organ  - Sigfrid Karg-Elert  - Peter Hurford
  26. Ägyptischer (Egyptian March), march for orchestra, Op. 335 (RV 335)  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  27. Joyeuse marche (Marche française), for orchestra or piano 4-hands  - Emmanuel Chabrier  - Ernest Ansermet  -  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  28. Napoleon-Marsch, for orchestra, Op. 156 (RV 156)  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  29. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  30. Russische Marsche-Fantasie, for orchestra, Op. 353 (RV 353)  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  31. Carmen Suite for orchestra, No. 2 (assembled by Ernest Guirard): Marche Des contrebandiers  - Georges Bizet  - Charles Dutoit  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  32. The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue: March  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Jean Martinon  -  London Symphony Orchestra
  33. Mlada, suite for orchestra: Procession of the Nobles  - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov  - Tutti Camarata
  34. Spanischer (Spanish), march for orchestra, Op. 433 (RV 433)  - Johann Strauss  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Willi Boskovsky
  35. Things to Come, film score, Op 53: March  - Arthur Bliss  - Bernard Herrmann  -  National Philharmonic Orchestra
  36. The Washington Post, march for band  - John Philip Sousa  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  37. Entry of the Gladiators (Einzug der Gladiatoren), march for orchestra, Op. 68  - Julius Fucik  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  38. Colonel Bogey March for orchestra/band  - Kenneth J. Alford  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  39. The Dam Busters, march from the film score  -  Eric Coates  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  40. The Stars and Stripes Forever, march for band  - John Philip Sousa  - Elgar Howarth  -  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

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