Sir Patrick Bellew’s March

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X:1 T:Sir Patrick Bellew’s March M:6/8 L:1/8 R:March B:O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 1850 Melodies, 1903, p. 342, no. 1823 Z:François-Emmanuel de Wasseige K:G ded B2G|d2d BAG|d2d gdB|A2G ABc| d2d B2G|d2d BAG|d2d gdB|A2G ABG:| |:G>AG g2d|ece d2c|Bcd ecA|G2 (A/G/) FED| G>AG gd=f|ece d2c|Bcd ded|e2B ABG:|]



SIR PATRICK BELLEW'S MARCH (Triall Saoi Padraig Belleu). Irish, March (6/8 time). G Major/Mixolydian (O'Neill): F Major (Petrie). Standard tuning (fiddle). One part (Stanford/Petrie): AABB (O’Neill). Petrie (1855, p. 129) remarks:

I found the following old march tune many years since in a MS music book written about the middle of the last century [i.e. 18th]. It is obviously a bagpipe tune, and is a good specimen of the kind of march music prevalent in Ireland during the civil wars of the seventeenth century, but which, in its general character, if not in its age, was probably of a much earlier antiquity, as all the distinguished families had from an indefinitely remote time some march tune peculiar to themselves.



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Printed sources : - O'Neill (Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies), 1903; No. 1823, p. 342. Petrie (The Ancient Music of Ireland, vol. 1), 1855; p. 129. Stanford/Petrie (Complete Collection), 1905; No. 985, p. 251.

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