Alla Marcia

In the style of a March

"Alla Marcia" is an Italian term that translates to "in the style of a march" or "march-like" in English, conveying the meanings of "military procession" or "stately procession".

In music, "alla marcia" is an expression used to instruct performers to play in the style of a march, evoking the rhythmic and dignified qualities associated with marching music.

In other words, when interpreting "alla marcia", performers should aim to replicate the characteristics of a military or stately procession in the music, creating a rhythmic and dignified musical ambiance that reflects the structured and ceremonial nature of a march.

Example of Alla Marcia

SIBELIUS: Alla marcia from Karelia Suite