Turkish March

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A Turkish march — in Italian, marcia alla turca — is a march written by a classical composer in the Turkish style that includes particular rhythmic patterns[specify] and often features piccolos, cymbals, bass drums and triangles.

Turkish March may refer to the following specific pieces of classical music:

  • Turkish March (Beethoven), part of Op. 113 No. 4: Die Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens).
  • Turkish Rondo, or Rondo alla Turca, the third movement from W. A. Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11.
  • A section of Beethoven's Symphony No.9, written in the style of a Turkish march.