Marching Music for Violin Compilations

A collection of Marching pieces, by JP Sousa and others in special arrangements for Violin and piano. Easy to Advanced Level

1.   Tchaikovsky  -  March from The Nutcracker

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!

March from The Nutcracker

2.   Strauss I  -  Radetsky March

Radetzky March, Op. 228, is a march composed by Johann Strauss Sr. in 1848. It was dedicated to the Field Marshal Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, and became quite a popular march among soldiers. It has been remarked that its tone is more celebratory than martial- Strauss was commissioned to write the piece for a celebration of Radetsky's victory at the Battle of Custoza.

Radetsky March

3.   Sousa  -  The Stars and Stripes Forever

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.

Sousa, John Philip

The Stars and Stripes Forever

4.   Sousa  -  The Gladiator

The Gladiator

5.   The British Grenadiers

The British Grenadiers

6.   Schumann  -  Soldiers March from Album for the Young Op68 No.2

A simple march from Schumann's Album for the Young Op.68, perhaps depicting the kind of toy soldier's a young person might play with!

Soldiers March from Album for the Young Op68 No.2

7.   Alford  -  Colonel Bogey March

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.

Colonel Bogey March

8.   Sousa  -  The Washington Post March

"The Washington Post" (often called "The Washington Post March") is a march composed by John Philip Sousa in 1889 and was written specifically to promote the newspaper. Since then, it has remained as one of his most popular marches throughout the United States and many other countries.

The Washington Post March

9.   Elgar  -  Land of Hope and Glory (Pomp and Circumstance March No.1)

This famous tune (some call it Britain's second national anthem) started life as part of the Pomp and Circumstance March no.1, which famously received a double encore at its London premiere at the Henry Wood Promenade concerts.

Land of Hope and Glory (Pomp and Circumstance March No.1)

10.   Saint-Saens  -  Royal March of the Lion from Carnival of the Animals

This fun piece starts with a fanfare - announcing the arrival of the king of the jungle. A noble theme then emerges, interrupted by running scales which imitate a lion's roar!

Royal March of the Lion from Carnival of the Animals

11.   Sousa  -  Liberty Bell March

One of the most popular marches from the 'Pied Piper of Patriotism', this piece apparently earned the composer over $40,000 in the first seven years after publication.

Liberty Bell March

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