Naval Brigade Hornpipe (The)

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NAVAL BRIGADE HORNPIPE, THE. English, Hornpipe (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. One Naval Brigade Band advertised an upcoming concert in the 'Evening Post (Volume XX, Issue 270, 18 November 1880, p. 3), in which one of the tunes on the program was the "Naval Brigade Hornpipe." The band was "Under the Distinguished Patronage of his Excellency the Acting-Governor, James Prendergast, Esq., Colonel Pearce, and the various Officers of the Wellington Volunteer Corps." This band was from New Zealand, but there were many groups that called themselves the 'Naval Brigade Band', including units in Massachusetts, England, and Australia.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Laybourn (Köhler's Violin Repository Book 3), 1885; p. 263.

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