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X:1 T:Prince of Orange's March [1] M:C L:1/8 R:March B:John Thomas music manuscript collection (Wales, 1752, p. 27) F: N:Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru – The National Library of Wales Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GA|B2B2B2c2|dcde d2g2|d2e2d2 cB|AGAB A2 GA| B2B2B2c2|dcde d2g2|BAGA TA3|!fermata!F6|| FG|A2A2A2B2|AGFE D2c2|d2d2d2e2|dcBA G2 AB| cBcd e2 dc|BABc d2 cB|AGAB c2B2|{B}A6||

PRINCE OF ORANGE'S MARCH [1], THE. English, March (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The march began as a song air, first published on song sheets and in dramatist and songwriter wikipedia:Henry_Carey_(writer)'s (1690-1743) Delightful Century, vol. 2 (1740), John Simpson's Delightful Pocket Companion, vol. 2 (1745) and similar collections. "Prince of Orange's March" was written and composed by Carey and appeared in his first highly successful masque, Britannia, or the Happy Nuptials, for the wedding of the Prince of Wales in 1734. It enjoyed 60 performances at Goodman's Fields. Soon afterwards the melody began appearing in instrumental tutors and collections of Marches. It continued to be published into the 19th century.

Brave Grenadier rejoice,
With golden heart and voice,
For fair Britannia choice.

"Prince of Orange's March" was also entered into the music manuscript collections of Irish musician Jeremiah Regan (Bandon, 1746), Welsh fiddler John Thomas (1752), and John Rook (Waverton, Cumbria, 1840).

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