Sheet Music: Marching to Pretoria

TitleMarching to Pretoria
ComposerTraditional
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
RangeF4–F5
Time signature4/4
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-07-09
Last updated2014-07-09
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Marches, Traditional/Folk

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Wednesday 9 July 2014

Tune of the Day: Marching to Pretoria

Traditional march

This song originated from the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899–1902), in which the British Empire fought the Boers, the Dutch settlers that had made South Africa a colony of Holland 200 years prior. The British troops sang the song as they marched toward Pretoria, then the capital city of the South African Boer colony, as the song's chorus goes:

We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria, Pretoria
We are marching to Pretoria, Pretoria, Hurrah

Thanks to Ronald for suggesting this tune!