Persian March

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Johann Strauss Jr

Johann Strauss Jr (arr. Erik Leidzén)

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This work bears the designation Opus 289.

General Info

Year: 1864 / 1937
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In autumn 1864 Johann Strauss "harvested" a rich crop of decorations as reward for various compositions which he had dedicated to a number of crowned heads across Europe. His medals included the "Persischen Sonnenorden" (Persian Order of the Sun), awarded by his Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia, who acceded to the throne in 1848 and remained a fervent devotee of poetry and music until his assassination at Teheran in 1896. The honour was given to Strauss in return for the dedication of the Marche persanne – under which fashionable French title the work was originally published, though the German form of the name, Persischer Marsch, was swift to find more widespread acceptance. The composer conducted the first Viennese performance of the march on 4 December 1864 at a festival concert in the Volksgarten, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his public debut as composer and conductor at Dommayer's Casino in Hietzing in October 1844.

- Program Note from Hafabra Music


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Strauss, J.; Leidzén, E. (1938). Persian March [score]. Carl Fischer: [s.l.].