Count Sax's March

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X:1 T:Count Sax's March M:C| L:1/8 R:March B:Compleat Tutor for the Fife (p. 19) K:G Bc|d4e4|dcBc d2g2|G4TA4|BAGF G2d2| edcd e2g2|dcBc d2g2|c4 TB3c|{B}TA6:| |:fg|a4d4|^c4 d2 fg|a4 d4|^cdec A2A2| d2 (d/e/f) e2 (e/f/g)|f2 (f/g/a) g2 (g/a/b)|a2d2 {f}e2 d^c|{c}d6 g2| edcd e2g2|dcBc d2g2|c4 TB4|AGFE D2D2| G2 (G/A/B) A2 (A/B/c)|B2 (B/c/d) c2 (c/d/e)|d2G2 {B}A2 GF|{F}G4:|]

COUNT SAX'S MARCH. Scottish, March (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). The tune appears in James Gillespie's Manuscript of Perth (1768, p. 24), although it seems to have been earliest published in Charles and Ann Thompson's Compleat Tutor for the Hautboy (London, 1758, p. 11). It was also set by William McGibbon. The march appears in numerous instrumental tutors and fife (martial) publications and manuscripts throughout the second half of the 18th century, as well as a few fiddlers' manuscript copybooks on both sides of the Atlantic. See note for "Count Sax's Minuet" for information on Saxe.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Charles & Samuel Thompson (The Compleat Tutor for the Fife), 1760; p. 19. Neil Stewart (Select Collection of Scots, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, Jiggs & Marches, vol. 1), Edinburgh, 1788; No. 117, p. 56.

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