In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1marcha fúnebre feminine
- When Shostakovich trots out a limp waltz or a dead march, you don't have to scrape very far beneath the surface to realise that it is intended as a poke in the eye for Stalin or one of his cultural apparatchiks.
- They strutted and swaggered in Creole style, played the hottest of jazz and slowed to a dead march as the tempo changed.
- After all the couples are placed, the women begin a song, as dreary and monotonous as a dead march.
- As the veterans poured by the carriage in which Miss Winnie sat, one fife and drum corps after another softly played a dead march.
- The organ played a dead march, impressive addresses were made, and "Nearer, My God, to Thee" was sung.
- Shortly after we had completed our formation, the sad tones of a dead march smote our ears and a funeral procession entered through an opening at the other end of the square.
- ‘Kriegers Ahnung’ opens with a pianistic evocation of a dead march and effortlessly, seamlessly changes color throughout the song's many shifts of mood.
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