Brandywine Quickstep

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 Theme code Index    15 35 12 33
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Military
 Meter/Rhythm    March/Marche
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    USA(Mid Atlantic)
 Structure    AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Ralph Sweet
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Fifer's Delight (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 66
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1964
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BRANDYWINE QUICKSTEP. American, March (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody first appears in R. Taylor's Martial Music of Camp Dupont, published by G.E. Blake in Philadelphia c. 1816 (he had a store on South 4th St.). It was the first published collection of American military music (according to Russell Sanjek, American Popular Music and its Business), financed by members of the Philadelphia militia. Brandywine was the site of a Revolutionary War battle in Brandywine, Pennsylvania, south of Philadelphia, named for a creek in Chester County.

Printed source: Sweet (Fifer's Delight), 1964; p. 66.

T:Brandywine Quickstep
Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion
A | dd AA | F/E/F/G/ AF | DD EE | F/E/F/G/ FA | dd AA | F?E/F/G/ AF | DD E/D/E/F/ | D2 z :|
|: A | ^GG GG | A/^G/A/B/ AA | ^GG GG | A3F | GG GE | FF FD | EE EF | D2 z :|
|:D/E/|FF FG |FE EE/F/|GG GA|GF FF/G/|AA AB|GG GA|F(F/D/) E(E/C/) | D2z :||

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