Sheet Music: March of the Priests

TitleMarch of the Priests
from Alceste
Alternate titlesSacred March
ComposerChristoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature2/2
Tempo48 BPM
Performance time3:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2016-12-02
Last updated2016-12-02
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Christmas carols, Classical, Marches, Wedding music


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Friday 2 December 2016

Tune of the Day: March of the Priests

from Gluck's “Alceste”, arranged for flute and keyboard

This “Sacred March” is taken from Act I, Scene 3 of Christoph Willibald Gluck's 1767 opera Alceste.

We think it has a somewhat Christmassy sound to it, so we deemed it appropriate to post it now. Many people have also chosen to play this march as a wedding processional, and it is indeed a valid alternative to the traditional Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) by Wagner.

Thanks to Marcello for suggesting this piece!