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Most-Recorded Marches
The Top Ten Marches of the Century

This list ranks the top ten most-recorded marches out of the 148 distinct marches on the indexed recordings. The tunes are ranked in descending order of number of recordings. When tunes have the same number of recordings, tunes having the oldest recordings appear first. Note that reuses of a particular cut in later anthologies are counted, which is fair, since the popularity of a recording is a good indicator both of the popularity of the tune and of the likelihood that musicians will learn the tune from that recording.

Of related interest:
RankNumber of
Recordings
Tune (and link to tune details)
118
Transcription of first 2 bars of Battle of AughrimBattle of Aughrim
29
Transcription of first 2 bars of Bonaparte Crossing the RhineBonaparte Crossing the Rhine
38
Transcription of first 2 bars of I'll Mend Your Pots and Kettles OI'll Mend Your Pots and Kettles O
48
Transcription of first 2 bars of Parnell's MarchParnell's March
57
Transcription of first 2 bars of Return from FingalReturn from Fingal
67
Transcription of first 2 bars of Lord MayoLord Mayo
76
Transcription of first 2 bars of I Won't Be a NunI Won't Be a Nun
86
Transcription of first 2 bars of Song of the ChanterSong of the Chanter
96
Transcription of first 2 bars of Give Me Your HandGive Me Your Hand
106
Transcription of first 2 bars of Leslie's MarchLeslie's March