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Frédéric Chopin
"Military" Polonaise

 

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Chopin: Polonaise in A Major

Military Music

In his Military Polonaise, Frédéric Chopin uses the piano to imitate the drums that accompanied armies marching into battle. A lot of composers have put battle sounds into their music.

Track list:
Scheidt: Galliard Battaglia
Gabrielli: Aria della Battaglia
Braga: Batalha
Janequin: La Guerre
Meder: Sonata di Battaglia
Monteverdi: Combattimento
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
Kodaly: Hary Janos
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory
Tchaikovskt: 1812 Overture
Chopin: Military Polonaise

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. In music that imitates battles, an important instrument is the

flute

clarinet

trumpet

saxophone

celeste


2.Which composer did NOT write a piece that sounds like a battle?

Beethoven

Tchaikovsky

Debussy

Gabrieli


3. One of the most famous classical pieces with a battle theme is

1812 Overture

La Mer

Rodeo

Aida


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