Royal Montrose Volunteer's March (The)

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X:1 T:Royal Montrose Volunteer's March, The M:C L:1/8 R:March Q:”Pomposo” B:Archibald Duff – Collection of Strathspey Reels &c. (1794, p. 27) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D (A/4B/4c/)|d>dc>B A>GF>E|D2 D>D D2 f>d|[G2e2]f>d [G2e2]f>d|e>def e2 (A>B/2c/4)| d>dc>B A>GF>E|D2 D>D D2 f>g|a>af>d {f}e2 (A>B/2c/4)|[A,2F2d2][A,Fd]>[A,Fd] [A,2F2d2:| |:c>d|e>de>f e2 d>e|fdaf d2 c>d|e>de>f g>fed|.e.d.c.B A2 B>c| d>dc>B A2 F>G|A>AB>c d2 (A/B/4c/4)|d>dc>B A>GF>E|D2 D>D D2:|]



ROYAL MONTROSE VOLUNTEER'S MARCH, THE. Scottish, March (whole time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The Royal Montrose Volunteers was one of the British militia units raised in the 1790's for home defense due to the perceived threat of invasion by the French. The Colonel of the Royal Montrose Volunteers was Alexander Gardiner, Esq. (-1826). According to his published notice of death:

...A man of superior attainments and fascinating manners--equally admired in the field and in the social circle. In the day of prosperity his ear was ever open to the plaint of the poor, and his hand was ever ready to relieve their wants.


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Recorded sources: - Archibald Duff (Collection of Strathspey Reels &c.), 1794; p. 27.



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