Captain Reed's March
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CAPTAIN REED'S MARCH. AKA - "Captain Reid's March." "Highland March by Capt. Reid (The)." AKA and see "3rd Regt. of Guards March," "Garb of Old Gaul (The)." English, March (4/4 time). England, North-West. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The march was first published by Robert Bremner as "Highland March by Capt. Reid (The)" around 1756, when newly promoted to Captain in the 42nd Regiment (Black Watch). It remains the regimental slow march of the Scots Guards to this day. The title refers to Capt. John Reid, a soldier and composer, who composed the piece as "In the Garb of Old Gaul." See note for "Garb of Old Gaul (The) for more. The march was entered into the large 1840 music manuscript of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria.