Annotation:General Bricket's March

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X:1 T:General Bricket’s March M:C L:1/8 R:March B:Elias Howe – Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7 (Boston, 1880-1882, p. 603) B: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D A2|d2 d>d defe|d2d>d d2e2|f2 f>f fgag|[d2f2][df]>[df] [d2][df][fa]| b2 b>b b2 a^g|a2 a<a a2a2|b2 g>b a2e2|d2d>d d2:| |:fg|a2 a>a a2 ba|b2 b>b b2 ag|f>ga>a a2g2|[d2f2][df]>[df] [B2f2]A2| d2 [df]>[df][c2e2]g>g|[d2f2]a>a g2 b>b|abag f2e2|d2 d>d d2:|]

GENERAL BRICKET'S MARCH. American, March (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. During the American War of Independence the Massachusetts Militia were commanded by Brigadier-General James Bricket (1738-1818), a graduate of Harvard and a medical doctor. Bricket had served as a surgeon's mate in the Royal Americans during the French and Indian Wars and was at the Battle of Ticonderoga. At the outbreak of hostilities with Britain, he and his militia marched to the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Later he led the militia forces of Massachusetts in the invasion of Canada. He saw action at the Battle of Saratoga and was in charge of the British prisoners, returning them to Boston for repatriation to Great Britain. Afterwards he returned to his medical practice in Haverhill, and served in local political positions in the new Republic.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 603. Norris & Sawyer (The Village Fifer), 1808; p. 46.

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