March Music Recordings

In music, a march is a piece with a regular rhythm, written in such a style that it could accompany a marching procession. There are military marches, celebratory marches, and funeral marches, with the first usually being performed by wind and brass bands. They almost always include a steady percussion section. Marches can be written in any time signature, but the standard is 4/4, 2/4, or 6/8, with an average tempo of 120 beats per minute. Formally, they tend to repeat sections numerous times, modulating to the nearest keys (like the subdominant or the relative) and including counter-melodies during the repetition of a main melody.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
3 Marches militaires, D. 733 Franz Schubert Piano 4 hands Romantic
Bojarenes inntogsmarsj Johan Halvorsen Orchestra Romantic
Bullets and Bayonets John Philip Sousa Wind Ensemble 20th Century
Colonel Bogey March Kenneth J. Alford Wind Ensemble Early 20th Century
Combination March Scott Joplin Piano Early 20th Century
Comrades of the Legion John Philip Sousa Orchestra Romantic
Entrance of the Gladiators, Op. 68 Julius Fučík Orchestra Late 19th century
Florentiner Marsch, Op. 214 Julius Fučík Orchestra Romantic
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty John Philip Sousa Orchestra Romantic
Hands Across the Sea John Philip Sousa Orchestra Romantic
King Cotton John Philip Sousa Wind Ensemble Late 19th century
King Cotton John Philip Sousa Wind Ensemble 20th Century
Manhattan Beach John Philip Sousa Orchestra Romantic
March for Military Band, WoO 24 Ludwig van Beethoven Orchestra Classical
March in D, K. 249 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Orchestra Classical
March in D major, K. 189 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Orchestra Classical
March in D major, K. 215 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Orchestra Classical
Marcha da Paixão Ireno Batista Lopes Clarinet Romantic
Militär-Festklänge Marsch, Op. 29 Carl Faust Piano Romantic
Orient et Occident, Op. 25 Camille Saint-Saëns Wind Ensemble Romantic