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Encyclopedia > Funeral march

A funeral march or dead march is a march, usually in a minor key, in a slow "simple duple" metre, imitating the solemn pace of a funeral procession. Some such marches are often considered appropriate for use during funerals and other sombre occasions. The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa is considered amongst the greatest marches ever written. ... A minor scale in musical theory can be viewed as the sixth mode of the major scale. ... Metre or meter (US) is the measurement of a musical line into measures of stressed and unstressed beats, indicated in Western music notation by a symbol called a time signature. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Examples in western classical music

  • The funeral march for piano written by Frédéric Chopin in 1837, which became the 3rd movement of his Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, op. 35 and the theme for his Marche funèbre in C minor, Op. 72 No. 2. (This is probably the best-known and most famous funeral march with many appearances in popular culture, such as cartoons and/or computer games). [1]

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Funeral march - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
A funeral march is a march composed, usually in a minor key, in in a slow "simple duple" metre imitating the solemn pace of a funeral procession.
Such marches are often considered appropriate for use during funerals and other sombre occasions.
The funeral march for piano written by Frédéric Chopin in 1837, which became the 3rd movement of his Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, op.
funeral march - definition of funeral march in Encyclopedia (107 words)
A funeral march, as the name would indicate, is a slow march often played during funerals and other sombre moments.
Funeral marches are usually in minor keys; the most famous funeral march was probably the one written by Frederic Chopin -- (Piano Sonata no. 2, in b-minor, op.
35), although Hector Berlioz included a somewhat recognisable funeral march in his work Hamlet.
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