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Composer: Charles Gounod
Premiere: Paris, 1859.
Scrap: Tempo di Marcia.
From Act 4 is the famous Faust March, also known as the Soldiers' Chorus or Gloire immortelle ("Immortal glory of our ancestors, be faithful to us! Let's die as they did!") Where the music changes character at 1:48, the soldiers sing, "Let us hasten to our hearths! Peace has come!" Marguerite's brother Valentin is among the soldiers returning from war. He will learn of Marguerite's fallen state shortly, and be slain by Mephistopheles in a duel.
PLAY OPERA SCRAP NO. 2 - "Faust 2 (Faust March)"
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