Grand March of Normal (1)

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X:1 T:Grand March of Normal [1] M:C L:1/8 S:Steffy (1949, southwestern Pa.) B:Bayard - Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife (1981, No. 254) K:D d2 Ad f2 df|a2 {b}a>b a4|a2 fa ab/a/ gf|e2 a>b ag fe| d2 Ad f2 df|a2 {b}a>b a3g|fa {f}(3gfe d2c2|d2 d>c d2|| Ad|f2 {g}f>g fe dc|B2 B>B B2 Bc| e2 e>f edcB|A2 A>B AGFE| .d2 Ad f2df|a2 a>b a3g|fa {f}(3gfe d2c2|d2 d>c d2||



GRAND MARCH OF NORMAL [1]. AKA and see "Russian Grand March." American, March (4/4 time). USA, southwestern Pa. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Probably a corruption of 'Grand March' from Bellini's opera Norma, although it (along with "Grand March of Normal (2)") only mimics the first few bars of that work. Other versions of this popular march preserve more of Bellini's original.

"Captain Bluett's March," AKA "Dorsetshire March (The)," "Captain Reid's Delight," "Third Buffs March (The)" is a similar march, dating to the mid-18th century. The opening bars are also quite similar, albeit a sixth apart, and the marches are structurally very similar.


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Steffy (fiddler from Pa., 1949) [Bayard].

Printed sources : - Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 254, pp. 216-217.






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