A Collection of Marching pieces for Guitar. Easy to Advanced Level
Mozart - Turkish March
This is the 3rd movement from The Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331. The last movement, "Alla Turca", popularly known as the "Turkish Rondo", is often heard on its own and is one of Mozart's best-known piano pieces; it was Mozart himself who titled the rondo "Alla Turca". It imitates the sound of Turkish Janissary bands.
Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" is one of the best known pieces from his suite of incidental music (Op. 61) to Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." It is one of the most frequently used wedding marches, generally being played on a church pipe organ. It is commonly performed as the bridal party files out at the end of the service. It is frequently teamed with Richard Wagner's "Here Comes the Bride."
With more than a touch of graveyard lugubriousness, this piece is probably the most famous of all funeral marches. It has been used at the funerals of politicians such as John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill as well as appearing many times in popular culture.
This March is from Tchaikovsky's hugely popular ballet 'The Nutcracker.' It's full of energy and life - in fact it's maybe a little more of a dance than a march, with its skipping dotted rhythms. A joyful March!
Gounod - Funeral March of a Marionette (Theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents)
The Funeral March of a Marionette (Marche funebre d'une marionnette) is a short piece by Charles Gounod. It was written in 1872 for solo piano and orchestrated in 1879. It is perhaps best known as the theme music for the television program Alfred Hitchcock Presents, which originally aired from 1955 to 1965.
The "Colonel Bogey March" is a popular march that was written in 1914 by Lieutenant F. J. Ricketts (1881-1945), a British Army bandmaster who later became the director of music for the Royal Marines at Plymouth. It was famously used by Malcolm Arnold in the film Bridge on the River Kwai.
The Stars and Stripes Forever is an American patriotic march, written by John Philip Sousa in 1896. It was composed in honour of David Blakely, who was manager of the Sousa Band. It was an instant hit and only a year later was adopted as the official national march of the United States of America.