Battle of Stirling (The)

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 Theme code Index    5L5L6L7L 1111
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    Scotland
 Genre/Style    Scottish
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AA'
 Editor/Compiler    Murray Neil
 Book/Manuscript title    Scots Fiddle (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 31
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1991
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
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BATTLE OF STIRLING, THE. Scottish, March (4/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'. The battle of Stirling Bridge was fought in 1297 by the Scots hero William Wallace, aided by Andrew De Moray, against the English invaders under Cressingham. The narrow bridge crossed the Forth of Firth and Cressingham foolishly allowed his army to be strung out across its length, which had been weakened by the Scots, and Wallace and De Moray slaughtered the vanguard and sent the rest reeling in disarray, killing Cressingham in the process. Wallace lost a subsequent more conventional battle, Falkirk, but then engaged in a guerilla campaign which eventually led to Scottish independence, though he did not live to see it.

Printed source: Neil (The Scots Fiddle), 1991; No. 22, p. 31.