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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). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The march was first published by Robert Bremner as "Highland March by Capt. Reid (The)" around 1756, when he was 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 for more.

The march was entered into the large 1840 music manuscript of multi-instrumentalist John Rook, of Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, and in the mid-19th century music copybook of flute player William Killey (Jurby, Isle of Man, as "Highland March"). The march was also entered in the mid-19th century music manuscript of William Winter[1] (1774-1861), a shoemaker and violin player who lived in West Bagborough in Somerset, southwest England, albeit under the title "3rd Regiment Guards."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Robert Bremner (A Collection of Airs and Marches for Two Violins or German Flutes), c. 1756-61; No. 11, p. 9. Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 67 (includes 2nd fiddle part). Thompson (The Compleat Tutor for the Fife), 1760; p. 32. Geoff Woolfe (William Winter’s Quantocks Tune Book), 2007; No. 216, p. 82 (ms. originally dated 1850).

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