Sheet Music: Florentine March

TitleFlorentine March
Alternate titlesFlorentiner Marsch
Grande Marcia Italiana
La Rosa di Toscana
Opus numberOp. 214
ComposerJulius Fučík (1872–1916)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE-flat major
Time signature2/4
Tempo116 BPM
Performance time5:10
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-10-16
Last updated2010-10-16
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Saturday 16 October 2010

Tune of the Day: Florentine March

by Julius Fučík, arranged for solo flute

Although Czech composer Julius Fučík is best known for his march “Entrance of the Gladiators”, his real signature piece is this “Florentine March”, written during the composer's long stint as leader of the Royal and Imperial Army's military band. It's a happy, spirited piece in the vein of Johann Strauss's Radetzky March, and a standard selection on concerts of light band and orchestral music. The piece was composed in 1900 as a grand march for an opera never completed. Its original title was “La Rosa di Toscana” (“The Rose of Tuscany”), which was an appellation of the Tuscan city of Florence.

Thanks to Ines for suggesting this piece!