Asked • 06/05/19

What components make military music especially rousing?

If someone were going to compose a piece of military music to especially rousing, what components would they be looking to emphasize? Like is there a certain key or time that military music is often played in that makes it especially rousing? What components of the brass section would the composer emphasize? I feel like the trombone and snare drums are instruments often emphasized; are there any others? Basically, are there any heuristics a composer might use if commissioned by some government to make young men willingly go into battle?

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David W. answered • 12/31/19

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PhD in Music Composition with 5+ Years of Teaching Experience

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