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Posted By: toadfrog
22-Mar-02 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: german marches
Subject: RE: german marches
I would swear that there was a song in the church hymnal when I was a kid to the "Austria" (Kaiserquartett tune.

My liner notes say: "The Hohenfriedberger March was certainly not composed by Frederick, but was already in the repertoire of the Ansbach-Bayreuth Dragoon Regiment during the 18th Century." They state that Old Fritz displayed little interest in martial music. There is a march by Frederick on the disk, in which most of the instruments are flutes and appropriate for a parade of ants.