Military March

From Wind Repertory Project
Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert (arr. Sacchini)

General Info

Year: ca. 1822
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $35.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II (substitue Horn in F)
Tenor Saxophone (substitute Horn in F)
String Bass


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Program Notes

Orchestral arrangements of the great Viennese composer Franz Schubert's Marche Militaire in D Major, Op. 51, No. 1 are available; however, it was originally written for the piano. Franz Schubert wrote this popular and happy march for the enjoyment of his friends around 1822. It was published in 1826 as Three Marches Militaires - a set of three piano duets to be performed by two players at one piano. This is the first and most famous march in the set.

This march was not written for any military function. Schubert's march is an example of the stylization of the march in art music. Typical march characteristics such as strong meter and simple repetitive rhythmic patterns are discernable. Marches for military or school bands are often performed at 120 beats per minute or much faster. March Militaire, however, should be performed in a more relaxed, dance-like manner; a tempo of about 110 beats per minute seems appropriate.

Program Note from Published Score


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