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Passmore's Picks: My Favorite Marches

(...that aren't The Stars & Stripes Forever!)


This Month's Top Ten is all about my favorite marches. Now, when we think marches, we usually think of John Philip Sousa, marching bands, parades, American patriotism, etc. So, while there will be some Sousa on this list, I have actively tried to include marches from around the world, written in a variety of styles and for a variety of occasions. Like some of my previous lists, this is not in any particular order--all of the marches are so wonderfully different! I hope there's at least a few on here that most of you will be hearing for the first time. That's always fun for me.... Enjoy! :)


1. Zo Elliott, The British Eighth: https://youtu.be/-buMXiKFAtY


2. John Philip Sousa, Foshay Tower Washington Memorial: https://youtu.be/ffDwO7k07rw


3. John Philip Sousa, The Glory of the Yankee Navy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeA_oj5viNQ


4. William Walton, Crown Imperial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fraKCzza0To


5. Julius Fucik, Florentiner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD4R5x4DfBw


6. Hector Berlioz, Rakoczy March from "The Damnation of Faust": https://youtu.be/QhYgq__YNyQ?t=15


7. Paul Hindemith, March from "Symphonic Metamorphosis": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2lZQW768fM


8. Johannes Hanssen, Valdres: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3geTX1DbAk


9. Mariano San Miguel, The Golden Ear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6rKSRRBys0


10. Henry Fillmore, The Circus Bee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssHV_Jhv9CI





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