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Franz Schubert:

Marches Not Written for Bands and Parades

Even though Schubert's Marche Militaire has the word "march" in the title, it was never actually meant for anyone to march to. Several other composers wrote march music without bands or parades in mind.

Music heard in this episode:

Schubert: Marche Militaire
Clarke: Prince of Denmark’s March
Chopin: Piano Sonata in b flat minor
Meyerbeer: Coronation March from Le Prophete
Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida
Wagner: March from Tannhauser
Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tchaikovsky: March from The Nutcracker
Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Schubert: Marche Militaire

Learn more about Franz Schubert

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This Week's Quiz

In which opera does the Triumphal March appear?

 The Magic Flute

 William Tell

 Aida

 Carmen

Who wrote the opera Lohengrin, which contains the traditional wedding march?

 Johannes Brahms

 Georges Bizet

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Richard Wagner

Who wrote the music for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark?

 George Gershwin

 John Williams

 William Grant Still

 Aaron Copland

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Franz Schubert:

Marches Not Written for Bands and Parades

Even though Schubert's Marche Militaire has the word "march" in the title, it was never actually meant for anyone to march to. Several other composers wrote march music without bands or parades in mind.

Music heard in this episode:

Schubert: Marche Militaire
Clarke: Prince of Denmark’s March
Chopin: Piano Sonata in b flat minor
Meyerbeer: Coronation March from Le Prophete
Verdi: Triumphal March from Aida
Wagner: March from Tannhauser
Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tchaikovsky: March from The Nutcracker
Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Schubert: Marche Militaire

Learn more about Franz Schubert

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

In which opera does the Triumphal March appear?

 The Magic Flute

 William Tell

 Aida

 Carmen

Who wrote the opera Lohengrin, which contains the traditional wedding march?

 Johannes Brahms

 Georges Bizet

 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 Richard Wagner

Who wrote the music for the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark?

 George Gershwin

 John Williams

 William Grant Still

 Aaron Copland

 

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