N:The front page of the publication indicates the volume was compiled by Elias Howe
N:and arrenged by "Messers. A.P. Knight and H. Seipp, of the Boston Brigade Band".
B:Elias Howe - "First Part of the Musician's Companion" (Boston, 1844, p. 12).
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MORPETH'S MARCH. English (?), American; March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was an early publication of Boston music publisher Elias Howe, who included it in his 1844 volume First Part of the Musician's Companion. The front page of the publication indicates the volume was compiled by Howe and arranged by "Messers. A.P. Knight and H. Seipp, of the Boston Brigade Band". The Boston Brigade Band  was one of the premier brass bands in the city at the time, and Howe's volume included arrangements of “new and popular pieces” for brass bands in six and eight parts. Messers. Abel F. Knight and J.H. Seipp were successive leaders of the band, from 1836–1844 and 1844–1848, respectively.