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X:1 T:Prince Albert's March N:”A Gaelic Air.” M:C L:1/8 R:March B:William Gunn - The Caledonian Repository of Music B:Adapted for the Bagpipes (Glasgow, 1848, p. 73) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Amix af|e3c ABcd|e3c A2Bc|d3 B GABc|d3 B G2 Bd| e3c ABcd|e3c A3c|B<B g2 dBcd|e2A2A2:| |:e2|A<A a2 eacA|e2a2e2cA|B<B g2 dedG|B<B g2 d2 BG| A<A a2 eacA|e2a2 e2cA|B<B g2 dBcd|e2A2A2:| |:af|eAec ABcd|eAec A<Age|dGdB GABc|dGdB G<Gaf| eAec ABcd|eAec A<ABA|G<Gge dBcd|e2A2A2:| |:Bd|eAaf eAcA|eAaf eAcA|BGge dGBG|dGge dGBG| eAaf eAcA|eAaf eAcA|BGge dBcd|e2A2A2:|]

PRINCE ALBERT'S MARCH. Scottish, March. Gunn says the march is a "Gaelic Air" although presumably renamed for Queen Victoria's husband, the Prince Consort. One "Prince Albert's March", a march-past, was composed by His Royal Highness, and "The tune is played by the band and bugles [of Prince Albert's (Somersetshire) Light Infantry] together, and the regiment has the distinction of being the only one in the British Army whose march-past is played by the combined bands and bugles"[1]

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  1. Walter Wood, "The Romance of Regimental Marches", Pall Mall Magazine, vol. 9, 1898, pp. 421-430.