English March (The)
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ENGLISH MARCH. English, March. Musicians performed valuable service in old armies by playing tunes identifying troops or signalling movements. King Charles I issued a warrent in 1632, directing this favored tune be learned (by the English army musicians) and "'preserved as a pattern and precedent to all posterity'...It may just be possible that 'The English March' goes back to the Hundred Years War" (Winstock, 1970).
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Printed sources: Winstock (Music of the Redcoats), 1970.