Triumphal March (from Aida) composed by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901). Arranged by Douglas A. Richard. Concert Band. Concert Band; Masterworks; Part(s); Score. Alfred Concert Band. Form: March; Transcription. Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic. Grade 4.5. 256 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.37832).
There is a saying that "the test of great music is that it stands the test of time." While there have been many triumphal marches written by great composers, few are as well-known as this powerful and exuberant march from Act II of Giuseppe Verdi’s 1871 grand opera, Aida. This arrangement is orchestrated to showcase the richness and capabilities of the contemporary wind band and is based on the early 20th Century setting by the famous Italian bandmaster and composer Giuseppe Creatore. (5:10)