What is the relationship between March music and Classical music? To the non-musician they seem to be interchangeable or at least largely overlapping.
But I find March songs much more enjoyable and lively than pure, centuries-old classical songs that school music teachers "approve" of as part of their teaching. Is March music a subcategory of classical music? Are they both brass/orchestral music, but unrelated categories? Oh, I should add, I mean western classical music, not say classical music from far east Asian countries for example.
Here is a list of my favourite songs that seem to come under at least one of the categories of Classical, March or Brass, but I think I need to subdivide them (e.g. in my mp3 collection) depending on the answer to this question.
- Bizet - Les Toreadors
- Mendelssohn - Wedding March
- Handel - Alla Hornpipe From Water Music
- Handel - Aleluya (El Mesas).mp3
- O Fortuna
- Mozart - 4th Symphony (Wolfgang Amadeus)
- Boston Pops - Washington Post March
- Vangelis - Chariots of Fire
- Land of Hope and Glory
- Handel - Zadok the Priest
- Beethoven - Ode to Joy
- Rule Britannia!
- John Williams - Back To The Future
- John Williams - Indiana Jones Theme
- John Williams - Starwars theme