Chopin - Funeral March
Sheet music for French Horn


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About 'Funeral March'



Artist:
Chopin, Frédéric (biography)
Born:
1810 , Zelazowa Wola, Poland
Died:
1849 , Paris
The Artist:
Polish composer renowned for his piano works. A great Romantic composer, who nevertheless wrote absolute music with formal titles such as Mazurkas, Impromptus, Waltzes, Nocturnes.
Composed:c.1837
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Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, popularly known as The Funeral March, was completed in 1839 at Nohant, near Châteauroux in France. However, the third movement, whence comes the sonata's common nickname, had been composed as early as 1837.

Perhaps the most famous of all of Chopin's piano music. It was played at his own funeral at Paris s Père Lachaise Cemetery; has been used at the funerals of politicians such as John F Kennedy and Winston Churchill; and appeared many times in popular culture.The tempo should remain steady throughout - don't rush! The dynamic changes are especially important. Don't be afraid to play quite loudly when required, but remember that the key to good dynamics is contrast - fortes will not need to be so big if you can also control the piano sections.
Score Key:D minor (Sounding Pitch) A minor (French Horn in F) (View more D minor Music for French Horn )
Tempo Marking:Largo
Duration:1:17
Time Signature:4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)
Range:D4-F5
Number of Pages:1
Difficulty:Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
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