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Trojan March, arranged by Berlioz from Les Troyens (H 133B)
Composed early in 1864, this arrangement by Berlioz of music from Les Troyens (composed for the most part earlier, in 1856-8) was one of his very last works. The main part of the march (bars 1-111) is adapted from the finale to Act I, though in a more condensed form and without the elaborate choral and orchestral forces used in the opera: removed from its original dramatic context, where Cassandra’s prophetic warnings at the front of the stage play such a prominent part, it can therefore only give an incomplete idea of the impact of the music in the original version. The end of the march (bars 112-167) is developed from music in Act V (nos. 43-44 in the full score, from the end of the first part of the Act, when Aeneas resolves to leave Carthage).
March (duration 4'59")
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(file created on 12.04.2000; revised 10.07.2001)
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