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Composer of the Month

John Philip Sousa


Stars and Stripes Forever, played by the U.S. Marine Band

 

 

Washington Post March

 

 

The Thunderer, performed by a marching band. Notice how their feet move in time with the beat.

 

 

Marches in classical music:

Notice how these marches are different from the Sousa marches (that were written for band performances) and from each other. What is similar?

"Turkish March" by Beethoven
(orchestral version)

 

(piano arrangement)

 

Funeral March from Sonata in B flat minor by Chopin

 

Wedding March from Midsummer's Night's Dream by Mendelssohn

 

Pomp and Circumstance by Elgar (often used at graduations as the graduates march in)

 

Radetzky March by J. Strauss

 

March of the Toreadors from Carmen by Bizet

 

March of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev

 


Scott Joplin and Ragtime Music

Maple Leaf Rag - played by Joplin on a piano roll.

 

The Entertainer

 

 

Sostenuto Pedal - La cathedrale engloutie by C. Debussy

 

Appaloosa Pony composed by Martha Mier, performed by Hannah Kim

?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz1FUzqszKo 


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