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March in F

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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (ed. Patrick Dunnigan)

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This work bears the designation WoO 18. It may also be found under the name The Yorck Marche.

General Info

Year: 1809 / 1995
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music Pub. Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


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Program Notes

March in F was written between 1809 and 1810 for "his Royal Highness Archduke Anton." It exists in two versions: with and without a trio. It is one of several ceremonial marches that Beethoven composed during this period.

Perhaps the greatest compliment that this music ever has received during its long life came from Paul Hindemith, who in 1946 used the delightful first theme as the basis for his second movement, Geschwindmarsch, in a larger orchestral work called Symphonia Serena, a fitting tribute to wonderfully simple music of timeless quality.

- Program Note from publisher

From the name of the Prussian General, Yorck, this Beethoven march is also known as Marsch des Yorck’schen Korps. Since Prussia and the Prussian army played a paramount role in the German states, this march is often played, and is one of the most notable German military marches.

- Program Note from Eastman Wind Orchestra concert program, 7 November 2022


State Ratings

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  • University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls) Wind Ensemble (Danny Galyen, conductor) - 15 November 2022
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Mark Scatterday, conductor) - 7 November 2022
  • Dordt University (Sioux Center, Iowa) Campus Band (Onsby Rose, conductor) - 30 April 2021
  • Chadron (Neb.) State College Wind Symphony (John Wojcik, conductor) - 9 April 2021
  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 23 March 2021
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Eric Allen, conductor) - 5 November 2020
  • University of North Dakota (Bismarck) Wind Ensemble (James Popejoy, conductor) - 4 November 2020
  • University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College-Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble (Thomas Gamboa, conductor) – 19 February 2020
  • University of Georgia (Athens) Hodgson Wind Symphony (Jaclyn Hartenberger, conductor) – 13 November 2019
  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Scatterday, conductor) – 1 April 2019
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 9 November 2018
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) Wind Ensemble (Christopher Knighten, conductor) – 23 April 2018
  • University of Oklahoma (Norman) Symphony Band (Brian Britt, conductor) – 20 November 2017
  • University of Texas, Arlington, Wind Symphony (Douglas Stotter, conductor) – 26 March 2017
  • McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Symphony (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 25 January 2017

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