General Yorck’s March

Ludwig van Beethoven
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As a loyal Austrian subject, Beethoven sought the Archduke Anton's favor with the first two strains of this march in 1809. In 1819 these were published with a dedication to Field Marshal Yorck von Wartenberg, hence the march's name. In 1822 he added the trio heard here, which he never heard nor saw in print during his lifetime. The Prussian Army adopted this entire march, and their German offspring play it for their tattoos to this present day.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
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Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Marching band
Classical music

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