Annotation:Quick Step (5)

Find traditional instrumental music

Back to Quick Step (5)

X: 1 T:The Quickstep T:Quick Step [5] M:6/8 L:1/8 N:The tune follows "Roxburghshire Cavalry Yeomanry's March" and seems N:likely to have been composed as the march's quick step element. [AK] B:The Calvert Collection - Page 4 Z:Nigel Gatherer K:D A|A2 d dcd|TB2 B {cd} e2 d|{d}c2 A ABc|{c}dAG FED| A2 d dcd|TB2 B e2 d|c2 A ABc|[d3F3] [d2F2]|| e|~f2 f fef|~g3 g2 e|~f3 e2 e| f2 f fe~f|g2 g ~g2 e|faf gec|[d3F3] [d2F2]||

QUICK STEP [5]. AKA - "The Quickstep." Scottish, March (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The tune was published in 1799 by Thomas Calvert, a musician from Kelso, Scotland in his Collection of Marches, Quicksteps, Strathspeys and Reels. A note with his collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.” Since Calvert also included pieces for Volunteer units (raised to guard against Napoleon) in his collection, it may be surmised this was a march in present use at the time. The quick step follows directly below the "Roxburghshire Cavalry Yeomanry's March (The)" on the page of Calvert's collection, and is presumed to be the quick step element attached to the march.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Thomas Calvert (A Collection of Marches & Quick Steps, Strathspeys & Reels), 1799; pp. 3-4.

Back to Quick Step (5)

(0 votes)