Marche des glorieux soldats belges (Paans, Willem Jan)

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Publisher. Info. Brussels: Office Musical / Maison Musicale Moderne, 1914. Plate W. 110 P..
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General Information

Work Title Marche des glorieux soldats belges
Alternative. Title
Composer Paans, Willem Jan
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWP 7
Key C major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1914
First Publication. 1914
Librettist Girard-Deval
Language French
Dedication à Sa Majesté Albert I, Roi des Belges.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano

Misc. Comments

This patriotic song became very popular in Belgium at the beginning of the Great War. On January 18, 1915, the song was banned by the German occupying authorities, and the composer had to flee to Paris. More details can be found on the back covers of La valse rousse and Belgique et France by Willem Jan Paans.