Exhibition March No. 1
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EXHIBITION MARCH NO. 1. AKA and see "Washington's March (`)," "Matelotte," "Finlands Swenska Folkdigtning." American, March. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. Ford (1940) says this march is typical of the early-day American country school Exhibition. Bayard (1981) notes that it is a version of the international tune known in the United States usually as "Washington's March;" it typically appears as a march, but has also been published in the form of dancing tunes. One such is the hornpipe "Black Horse (1)," printed in Frank Roche's Irish collection of tunes (1913), which has an identical first strain and a similar second strain. "Constitution Hornpipe (1)" is also similar in the first strain, albeit in a more distanced way. Samuel Bayard connects the melodic content to the Continent via Boehme's "Matelotte."
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Ford (Traditional Music in America), 1940; p. 174.