Re: English and Scotch Duties
- 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,