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40 Famous Marches

Forty Famous Marches Audio CD
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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Elgar: "Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.1 in DSir Georg Solti 6:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, Op.11 - 3. Alla marcia (Moderato)Vladimir Ashkenazy 4:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J. Strauss II: Jubel Marsch (Kaiser Franz Joseph I: Rettungs-Jubel-Marsch, Op.126) - arr. SandauerWilli Boskovsky 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Gounod: Funeral March of a Marionette (Marche funèbre d'une marionette)Sir Alexander Gibson 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Wagner: Tannhäuser / Act 2 - Grand MarchElgar Howarth 6:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Handel: Rinaldo - Edited & Prepared: Bonynge - Act 3 - MarchRichard Bonynge0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Handel: Saul, HWV 53 / Act 3 - Dead MarchSimon Preston 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Verdi: Aida - Arr. R. Sanders - Act 2 - MarciaElgar Howarth 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J. Strauss I: Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228Willi Boskovsky 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Schubert: 3 marches militaires, D.733 (Op.51) - Arr. Weninger - Marche Militaire in D, Op.51, No.1Hans Knappertsbusch 5:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Mendelssohn: Athalie - incidental music to Racine's play, Op.74 - 2. War March of the PriestsChristoph von Dohnanyi 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Op.71 / Act 1 - No. 2 MarchRichard Bonynge 2:26$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges, Symphonic Suite, Op.33 bis - 3. MarchWalter Weller 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Meyerbeer: Le prophète / Act 4 - Coronation MarchRichard Bonynge 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op.24 / Part 1 - Marche hongroiseSir Georg Solti 4:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. J. Strauss II: Persischer Marsch, Op.289Willi Boskovsky 1:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Nielsen: Aladdin - Concert Suite - 1. Oriental Festive MarchSan Francisco Symphony 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens, Op.113 - arr. for piano by Anton Rubinstein (1830 - 1894) - Turkish MarchCarlo Curley 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Handel: The Occasional Oratorio, HWV62 - Arr. Hazell - MarchThe Philip Jones Brass Ensemble 2:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Elgar: "Pomp and Circumstance," Op.39: March, No.4 in GSir Georg Solti 4:53$0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Walton: Crown Imperial: A Coronation MarchLondon Philharmonic Orchestra 6:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Purcell: Funeral Sentences for the death of Queen Mary II - The Queen's Funeral March (Procession)Baroque Brass Of London 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Clarke: The Prince Of Denmark's MarchSimon Preston 1:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. C.P.E. Bach: MarchPhilip Jones 2:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Karg-Elert: Marche Triomphale: Nun danket alle Gott, Op.65Peter Hurford 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J. Strauss II: Egyptischer Marsch, Op.335Willi Boskovsky 4:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Chabrier: Joyeuse marcheL'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J. Strauss II: Napoleon-Marsch, Op.156Willi Boskovsky 2:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music - No.9 Wedding MarchOrchestre Symphonique de Montréal 5:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J. Strauss II: Russischer Marsch, Op.426Willi Boskovsky 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Bizet: Carmen Suite No.2 - Marche des contrebandiersOrchestre Symphonique de Montréal 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - MarchLondon Symphony Orchestra 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada - Procession of the NoblesCamarata 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. J. Strauss II: Spanischer Marsch, Op.433 (publ 1888)Willi Boskovsky 4:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Bliss: Things to Come - Suite - MarchThe National Philharmonic Orchestra 4:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Sousa: Washington PostElgar Howarth 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Fucik: Entry of the GladiatorsElgar Howarth 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Alford: Colonel BogeyElgar Howarth 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Coates: The Dam BustersElgar Howarth 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Sousa: The Stars and Stripes ForeverElgar Howarth 3:27$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 8, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000040OX5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,313 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bold and brassy mixes well with the rest August 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am impressed most by the variety in 40 Famous Marches on 2 CDs, a Double Decca release. The performers include Philharmonic Orchestras, a Brass Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, organ, Symphony, and for nine selections, the Wiener Philharmoniker. I am not sure if the word schmaltzy ought to be applied to any of this, but the Wiener Philharmoniker often exhibits a unique sound which is not quite the same as any of the other selections. The final five selections are all performed by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble under Elgar Howarth in ADD/DDD format in 1983 and 1985. Two of those five are rousing marches by John Philip Sousa, another called `Entry of the Gladiators' is typical of songs played by live bands at circuses, and the remaining two are from movie soundtracks. `Colonel Bogey' is famous from the movie about British prisoners of war building a railroad bridge for the Japanese in World War Two, the Bridge over the River Kwai.

The major source of variety in these 40 selections is that many of them are taken from operas and even a ballet, Tchaikovsky's famous `The Nutcracker--March.' I originally found this collection when I was searching for `Funeral March of a Marionette' by Charles Gounod (1818-1893) which has a theme that is famous from its use by a television series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock. If you can't remember how that goes, you ought to buy this collection and listen for it early: it is selection 4 on the first CD.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 MARCHES, 40 HOORAS! July 18, 2000
By Gary
Format:Audio CD
The eagerly anticipated reissue of some of these recordings has been well worth the wait! Decca is the only company that did them right. How? They went to the best orchestras! How appropriate that the London Philharmonic performs Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance Marches (#1 and #4)! And who, but the Vienna Philharmonic could give Schubert's Marche Militaire such a command performance (Knappertsbusch truly was a great conductor). Of course, let's not forget all the Strauss marches in this compilation, such as the Radetzky March (by the Senior Strauss) and the Persian March (by the younger Strauss)--all performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Willi Boskovsky. And the playing of the Orchestra of the ROH (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) of Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionette" in this set is probably the best ever recorded! However, besides these and the many other great performances, some of the choices made in the orchestral arrangement of certain pieces were inappropriate. For example, Beethoven's Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens was arranged for organ instead of orchestra. Same is true in Jeremiah Clarke's "Prince of Denmark's March", which was originally arranged for the trumpet. And "Colonel Bogey" without the whistling is boring. But on the whole, this is the best compilation of marches that's out there. Not to be MISSED!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice June 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
It is very difficult to find so many marches in one place, especially when you take into account that so many of them are so good. While over 40 years old, the 1960 recording of the orchestral transcription of Schubert's Marche Militaire is fantastic. Others are wonderful as well, such as Solti's versions of Pomp and Circumstance Nos. 1 and 4, Walton's majestic Crown Imperial, Berlioz's Hungarian March (here, Solti again has the magic touch), and a collection of some rarely heard, but delightful, J. Strauss marches. This is not a CD for a Sousa fan, it only has two of his marches. However, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble is no garage band. Marches from Sousa, Fucik, Alford, etc. were meant for wind band only, and that's what the PJBA is. And they're one of the best.
There are some interesting surprises, like Purcell's march for the Funeral of Queen Mary (Kubrick fans might know that a techno version of the piece was the theme for A Clockwork Orange), but there are also a couple (not very many) very bad recordings. Beethoven's Turkish March on the organ stimulates an involuntary vomit reflex, and the tape used for Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles makes the voices crack noticeably.
Overall, this is a worthwhile disc for all the great on it, and it's not too hard to skip the bad.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 40 Famous Marches - a great collection!! November 20, 2003
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This is a wonderful collection. What a wide collection of exciting pieces, all in one affordable package!! It encompasses so many composers and styles, from the majesty of Elgar and Walton, to upbeat Sousa to schmaltzy Strauss. It also includes such classic marches as Meyerbeer's Coronation, a pinnacle of the French opera style, the timeless Wedding March of Mendelssohn, and the brilliant organ piece, Marche Triomphale of Sigfrid Karg-Elert. There are also some interesting oddball selections like the mysterious Things to Come of Bliss (composed for the H.G. Wells film), the jaunty Chabrier marche, and oriental flair of Nielsen's Aladdin.
In reading some of the other criticisms, it is true that the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble perhaps is not the best or most noted ensemble. However, overall, the pieces they play are either Sousa or patriotic-sounding tunes. Their only forays into the true classical realm are the Grand Marches from Tannhauser and Aida, and they are not half bad. So don't let those pieces keep you from buying the CD - 1) because most of the songs they do play are great and 2) they only play in 1/4 of the music....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very Uneven Because of Ensemble Mismatch
My sympathies are with those who have complained about the large presence of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble in this collection. Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. R. Trtek
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Selection
I would have given it 5 stars if it had included the victory march from the "Victory at Sea" TV series.
Published 6 months ago by Tex
1.0 out of 5 stars 40 great marches
I disliked this item. The marches kind of dragged on through out the whole cd. Did'nt enjoy it very much.
Published 7 months ago by Marlena Montoya
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
A wonderful collection of famous "marches" (processionals, recessionals, etc.) from the 1600's -1900's. Mendelssohn, Verdi, Wagner, and John Phillip Sousa shine.
Published 14 months ago by Sue Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This makes a great gift and good company for music fans. I like it because it caters to all types of listeners.
Published 20 months ago by Martha Redsecker
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love a March...
The pieces recorded here give a good picture of the range of march music. These two disks are the mark of a good anthology of marches.
Published 20 months ago by John L. Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice blend of classical and march music
A good CD for classical music marches, this is a nice change of pace from John Philip Sousa marches, when I listen to a variety of march music during long tasks at the computer.
Published on March 8, 2011 by T. Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars March time marches on
I was actually looking for The March Of The Gladiators (he famous circus music) When I found this album, but when I read all rest of the program, I knew I had to have it. Read more
Published on January 4, 2008 by Emmit W. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Basic March Collection
Great solid basic collection, a real bargain with mostly outstanding performances. Having played several in bands and orchestras and sung one (the Rimsky Mlada), I have a good... Read more
Published on August 6, 2006 by W. Harwood
5.0 out of 5 stars Classics on Parade
If you're looking for a collection of marches from classical music, this would be a fine one to get. Read more
Published on April 30, 2003 by Daniel E. Turkington
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