March in F Major

Uploaded on Dec 11, 2017

Enough of pessimistic marches for a little bit. Let's listen to an optimistic, spirited march!

This march's starting F major portion is happy and lively, rolling along into a sunny future. It isn't entirely innocent when it shifts to A flat major and then F minor, but it figures out how to be optimistic again and moves back to F major.

The B flat major trio is a nice contrast, with its stately motions and more regal atmosphere. Like the F major march proper, though, it does inflect towards the parallel minor. Bars 103-123 remind me of an American march break strain.

I actually came up with the first bars of this piece by riffing on the last four notes of my Sonata-Allegro in F Minor ("Complexity Within") (https://www.musescore.com/user/9996931/scores/4791177). There might be a 4-movement piano sonata with "Complexity Within" as the first movement and this as the second movement coming up. This does fit in a regular piano sonata, after all--it's in compound ternary form.

Both sections remind me of Beethoven's music at times. This piece especially reminds me of the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101 (you can hear it in https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/119945 and tell me how similar my piece is).

Tell me if this piece needs more slurs and/or other markings.

(Structure: A1-A1-A2-A1'-A2-A1'-B1-B1-B2-B1'-B2-B1'-A1-A2-A1')

march piano optimistic happy

Pages 5
Duration 4:45
Measures 140
Key signature 1 flat
Parts 1
Part names Piano
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The only thing missing here is Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. And a flying circus.