Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Tune 55 - Belle Isle's March





A morris dance tune from Longborough.

X:29
T:Belle Isle's March
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:G
|:D|GDGB AFAc|Bdge d3c |BdBG AcAF|G>ABA G2:|
Bc|d>edc B2B2 |c>dcB A2A2|d>edc B2B2|cdec ADEF|
GDGB AFAc|Bdge d3c |BdBG AcAF|G>ABA G3 ||

3 comments:

  1. Isn't this Monks March (General Monck's March)? Monck marched in 1659/1660 from Scotland to London and was instrumental in the restoration of Charles II. The somewhat lurching nature of the march tune is meant to be a parody of his slow march, which by avoiding big battles managed to save many lives (supposedly).

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  2. Hi Paul

    Monks March will appear later in the series, and admittedly a very similar tune but the bass accompaniment goes at half the speed. They are both Morris tunes this one for a 4 step dance and MM for a heel and toe dance hence the different rhythm.

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