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That's called a 'stinger'. It's an idiomatic thing to do in traditional march writing, and it usually completes the last musical phrase. Some conductors will play with time right between the penultimate note and the stinger as a last little bit of tension and release--a quasi-allargando of sorts. (In effect, playing with the audience, as they are all ...


2/4 is isomorphic to cut time, and as the article excerpt states, they idiomatic french horn rhythm would occur on both of the upbeats in the measure. In other words, the second and fourth eighth notes of a 2/4 bar.


According to your examples march music is orthogonal to classical music. There are classical music marches, but for many (if not most) brass instrumentation would not be first choice (funeral marches?). Your classical examples consists mostly of non-marches (e. g. all Handel examples, Ode to joy). There are genres of classical music completely inappropriate ...


Marches, or music in "march tempo" or "march-like" music is a recognized trope within classical music. As you already know from your list, not all classical pieces that use the march trope are labeled "March." Your list seems to indicate you like the following things: Actual military-band-style marches written into classical operas or theater music for ...


With a little help from @Carl Witthoft (of course Baritone Sax would be an Eb bass clef instrument following Tenor Sax - doh!), I think I have a pretty good idea of the scoring in this manuscript: Db Piccolo Oboes Bassoons Eb Clarinet Bb Clarinets (2 staves) Alto Sax Tenor Sax Baritone Sax Bb Trumpets (2 staves) Bb Cornets Eb Horns (2 staves) Trombones ...


I think it's due to the (obvious) association with Marching. The two beats of the stinger tell the marchers when to stop moving their feet.

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