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Saturday, September 12, 2015 Permalink

The March Connection

Triumphal March from Verdi's "Aida" at the Verona Opera (2012)

 

If the words “march music” put you in mind of brass bands or military parades, you may have a surprise coming, for composers have turned out some remarkable marches for orchestra, piano, organ and brass—and voices.

In this hour, music in 4/4 time by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Verdi, and Grainger, among others—including one that you’ve probably marched to yourself—possibly more than once.

FEATURED RECORDINGS

CD Title
Group/Artist
Catalog #
UPC
Songs of the Revolutionary War [for O’ Farrell’s March]
Yorktown Fifes and Drums
Altissimo 75442259812
754422598125
Handel: Rinaldo
Aradia Ensemble, Kevin Mallon
Naxos 8.660165-67
730099616522
Purcell:  Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Oxford Camerata
 
Naxos 8.553129
0730099412926
Music for Organ, Brass, & Percussion  [for Clarke: Trumpet Tune]
Michael Murray & Empire Brass
Telarc CD-80218
089408021824
Mozart: Haffner Serenade  [for March K. 249]
Capella Istropolitana , Johannes Wildner
Naxos 8.550333
 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Teldec 2292-46452-2
02292464522
Schubert: Piano Works for Four Hands, Vol. 2 [for Marche Militaire No. 1]
Jeno Jando, Zsuzsa Kollar
Naxos 8.553441
0730099444125
 
Tchaikovsky: Complete Suites for Orchestra [for Marche Miniature]
 
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Antal Dorati
Philips 454 253-2
028945425320
 
 
Opera Choruses [for Verdi Aida - Gloria All Egitto]
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Lamberto Gardelli
EMI Classics 5 09032 2
5099950903221
 
 
Elgar: [Enigma Variations, or Pomp and Circumstance
Scottish National Orchestra, Alexander Gibson
Chandos  CHAN 6504
095115650424
Grieg & Sibelius [for Grieg: Karelia Suite march]
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner
Philips 412 727-2
028941272720
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, etc, [for From the Love For Three Oranges]
Orchestre National de France, Loren Maazel
CBS Masterworks, MK 39557
07464395572
Walton Symphony No. 1, etc, [for Crown Imperial]
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn
Telarc CD-80125
089408012525
Grainger: Music for Pianos [for ‘The Widow’s Party’ March’]
Penelope Thwaites, Wayne Marshall, and John Lavender.
 
Chandos CHAN 9702
095115163825
Indiana Jones: The Soundtracks Collection [for Raiders of the Lost Ark
London Symphony Orchestra, John Williams
Concord 888072310001
888072310001

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