Bruce's March (1)
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BRUCE'S MARCH . AKA and see "Star of Bethlehem (The)," "Caledonian March," "Dirge of the Berlin Band," "Loch na Gar (1)," "Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (1)" (infrequently). American, March. USA, Southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune is apparently Scottish, according to Bayard, but he was unable to trace it. Some forms of the tune were used for shape-note hymns. "Bruce's March" was a local title from southwestern Pennsylvania, perhaps from a local musician or from Bruce & Emmett's fife tutor.
Sources for notated versions: The Hoge manuscript, No. 22 [Bayard]. From fifer Thomas J. Hoge, who compiled a ms. of fife tunes played by southwestern Pennsylvania fifers, now housed at the Folk Music Archive at the Library of Congress.
Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 156, pp. 92-93.