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Sheet Music: Grand March

TitleGrand March
from Aida
Alternate titlesTriumphal March
Marcia trionfale
ComposerGiuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA-flat major
RangeEb4–Eb5
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (68 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (2 kB) MP3 (1.3 MB)
Date added2009-10-19
Last updated2009-10-19
CategoriesMarches, Opera excerpts, Romantic

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Monday 19 October 2009

Tune of the Day: Grand March

from Giuseppe Verdi's opera “Aida”

Aida is set in ancient Egypt. Its plot centers around Rhadames, a captain in the Egyptian guard, and two women, Aida and Amneris. Amneris is the daughter of the Pharaoh, the leader of Egypt; Aida is a slave. Unknown to others is the fact that she is also the daughter of the King of Ethiopia. During the first act, we discover that while Rhadames and Aida are in love, Amneris also loves the captain. Meanwhile, the countries of Egypt and Ethiopia go to war, and Rhadames is chosen to lead the Egyptian army. He defeats the enemy and returns as a conquering hero. However, Aida secretly mourns for her native country and her father, who has been taken prisoner.

In the second act of the opera, Egypt’s victory is celebrated by a grand parade, for which the “Grand March” (or “Triumphal March”) is performed. Musicians playing long trumpets lead the Egyptian troops into the city, while the booty and slaves they have captured in the war with Ethiopia are displayed.

Other Movements from the same Work

Celeste Aida Flute solo