Four Marches for the Marriage of Napoleon
Ferdinando Paer (1771–1839)
Modern edition by David Whitwell (1937–)
Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble
Paer was a composer of some fifty-five operas and taught composition to Franz Liszt. These marches were composed for part of the celebrations on 1 April 1810 in Paris, one of many events surrounding the second marriage of Napoleon to Marie-Louise of Austria.