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Re: English and Scotch Duties

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  • BMWBYNUM99@aol.com
    Steve and List: ... were known to have slightly different versions of some tunes for the daily camp duties. In particular, the songs included within some of
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 30 1:12 PM
      Steve and List:

      On 28 Dec. "Steve Baule" <baules@n...> wrote:
      > if memory serves me correctly, the English and Scottish regiments
      were known to have slightly different versions of some tunes for the
      daily camp duties. In particular, the songs included within some of
      the longer duties such as reveille.

      According to "Compleat Instructions for the Fife" published by T.
      Skillern ca. 1780, the "Scotch Duty" tunes for many of the calls
      (Reveille, The General, To Arms, Gathering [Assembly], Grenadiers
      March, Foot March) were completely different from their English
      counterparts. Retreat and Tattoo in the Scottish version were almost
      identical to their English counterparts. By the end of the
      Napoleonic Wars, judging from Potter's "Art of Playing the Fife"
      published in 1815, the Scotch Duty had disappeared except for the
      Scotch Reveille played after the Three Camps (English Reveille).

      Your sometimes musical servant,
      Bill Bynum
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