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A Turkish march or marcia alla turca is a march written by a classical composer in the Turkish style that includes particular rhythmic patterns 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)
  • The third movement from W. A. Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11, more correctly known as the Turkish Rondo, or Rondo alla Turca.
  • A section of Beethoven's Symphony No.9, written in the style of a Turkish march




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