Grenadier's March (2)

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X: 1 T:British Grenadiers M:2/4 L:1/8 R:March K:G D|GDGA|Bc/2B/2 AB/2c/2|dG B/2A/2G/2F/2|G3:| B/2c/2|d>e dc|B/2A/2B/2c/2 dd|ee d/2c/2B/2A/2|G2 FD| GF/2G/2 AG/2A/2|BA/2B/2 cB/2c/2|dG B/2A/2G/2F/2|G||



GRENADIER'S MARCH [2]. English, Scottish; March. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABBCC. "1776" version. The tune, having been printed in fife manuscripts and tutors, was in evidence in the American Revolution on both sides. Camus (1976) finds references to its use in that war in New Hampshire militia units as a march for trooping the colors, and Henry Knox adopted it in 1779 for the artillery to signal an advance. Winstock (1970) states that by the time of the Napoleonic Wars this march was accepted throughout the British army. In 1815, when the 1st Foot Guards were renamed the Grenadier Guards, they adopted this march to commemorate their role at Waterloo; it is still played by them in both slow and quick time. The melody was also printed in the Gillespie Manuscript of Perth, 1768.


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Printed sources : - Camus (Military Music of the American Revolution), 1976; Example 14, p. 110. Winstock (Songs and Music of the Redcoats), 1970; p 36.






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