Joseph F. Rauski, composer
Le Régiment de Sambre et Meuse (March Militaire
Française) by Joseph F. Rauski enjoys an unusual past and distinctive
Rauski’s 1919 march is based on both a song by Jean Robert Planquette,
who lived at the end of the 19th century, and lines from his contemporary
French poet Paul Cezano about peasant-citizen-soldiers whose patriotism
recounted heroic deeds by invading European monarchists attempting to
overthrow the Revolution in 1793.
Some audiences will recognize this unique march as that played by the Ohio
State University Marching Band performing the signature “Script
Ohio” formation that is concluded with the dotting of the
“i” by the sousaphone.
published score and JRO