Military marches are usually performed by military bands for a variety of reasons such as special events, military review, public relations, troop entertainment and to boost morale.
1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky
This is one of the most famous military marches of all time so it deserved to be mentioned first. It was written to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon's invasion and had its debut in Moscow on August 20, 1882.
Der Königgrätzer Marsch
This march was composed in 1866 by Johann Gottfried Piefke in commemoration of the Battle of Königgrätz, the decisive battle of the Austro-Prussian War, in which the Kingdom of Prussia defeated the Austrian Empire
British Grenadiers March
The exact origins of this march are unknown but it appears to be very popular amongst the British as well as Canadian armed forces.
The Stars and Stripes Forever
This is the official National March of the USA. It was composed by John Phillip Sousa in 1896.
This is an Austrian military march composed by Michael Haydn.
On Guard for Peace
It was very difficult to pick just one Soviet march that is worthy of mention since there are so many great ones. This march is called On Guard for Peace it was composed by Boris Diev in 1966.
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