Egyptischer Marsch

Egyptischer Marsch (Egyptian March), Op. 335, is a march composed by Johann Strauss II. It was commissioned for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, celebrated on 17 November 1869 in Port Said, where Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria officiated at the ceremonial opening, though it was first performed on 6 July 1869 in Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, under the title "Tscherkenssen-Marsch" (March of the Circassians).[1] Strauss later dedicated the work to Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden.

Title page of piano score

In musical terms, Johann Strauss' "Egyptian March" has been described as a "representative example of an" alla turca "composition... characterised by melodic arabesques and metric syncopations".[2]


  1. ^ Liner notes for Strauss, II, J.: Edition – Vol. 13, Naxos Records (in German)
  2. ^ O'Connell, John Morgan (2017). Commemorating Gallipoli Through Music: Remembering and Forgetting. Lexington Books. p. 62. ISBN 978-1-4985-5621-7. OCLC 1035390422.

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