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4th of July Concert

by The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums

Performed and recorded live on July 4, 2005, to celebrate a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people – a government of citizens not kings, a government in which we agreed to participate when our representatives ratified the Constitution.
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1. First of September
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2. Yankee Doodle
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3. Soldier's Joy
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4. Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen
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5. Malbrouk
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6. Boston March
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7. White Cockade
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8. Country Dance or Doublings of the Troop
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9. Stoney Point
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10. Welcome Here Again
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11. Valley Forge
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12. Successful Campaign
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13. The Peacock
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14. The World Turned Upside Down or When the King Enjoys His Own Again
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15. Road to Boston or March to Boston / Marche Du Regiments / Pennsylvania Quick March or Panthion Cotillion / The Scotch Favorite / Prince Eugene's March / Over the Hills and Far Away / Long March / The Harriott / The Haymaker
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16. Traditional Quickstep Medley: McKenzie Highlanders / Drunken Piper / 74th Highlanders
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17. Drummond's Rant: Drummond's Rant / Carlen, Is Your Daughter Ready?
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18. Aldridge's Hornpipe / Ferguson's Rant / Moore's Solo / Matthew's Hornpipe / Slingsbie's Allemande
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19. Balquhidder Lasses / Yell, Yell
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20. March
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21. Music for the Royal Fireworks: I. Overture / II. Bouree
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22. Lass of Paties Mill / Tail Toddle
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23. God Save the King or God Save Great Washington
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24. Star-Spangled Banner
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25. 4th of July Fireworks
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Virginia, 1776

On May 15, the Virginia Convention of Delegates unanimously resolved to prepare a declaration of the rights of citizens. Adopted June 12 that same year, the Virginia Declaration of Rights was largely the work of George Mason, a Virginia planter and neighbor of George Washington. The document served as a model for bills of rights in several other state constitutions and was a source for the French “Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen” and also became the basis for our own U.S. Bill of Rights.

June 7, another Virginian – Richard Henry Lee – proposed to the Continental Congress a resolution calling for a declaration of independence from English rule. July 2, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted a resolution severing ties with Great Britain. July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence at the Pennsylvania State House – today known as Independence Hall.


The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg performed the music recorded live for this CD July 4, 2005, to celebrate a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people – a government of citizens not kings, a government in which we agreed to participate when our representatives ratified the U.S. Constitution more than 200 years ago.

Fifers and Drummers were an important part of the 18th-century military. With the onset of war in 1775, Virginia began to train an army to defend against a British invasion. Just as Virginia enlisted soldiers and stockpiled arms and ammunition, it also trained fifers and drummers to work with soldiers in the field. In the 18th century, fifers and drummers were usually boys ages 10 to 18.
Today, the Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums (also known as the Field Music of the Virginia State Garrison Regiment) carry forward this tradition of military music. Boys and girls are drawn from a waiting list of community applicants, begin their education in military music at age 10, practice weekly, and participate in hundreds of performances each year until they graduate from high school.

Since 1958, visitors to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area have enjoyed the performances of the Fifes and Drums. These remarkable young musicians introduce the public to the role of music in the 18th-cenury military and teach younger fifers and drummers the music and history needed to continue the traditions of the field musicians.

The Senior Fifes and Drums

Robert Ackley
Stephen Ackley
Brodie Adams
Peyton Brauer
Marley Brown
Evan Bruno
Michael Champion
Thomas Cooke
Bryce Corlett
Joshua Egloff
Nathan Egloff
Ian Ferguson
Lewis Flanary
Arthur Gibbs
Nicolas Jarvis
Pearson Jones
Peyton Kammer
Matthew Kemelek
Emily Kremer
Harrison Kyte
Jason Lapetina
Benjamin Mills
Brandon Moul
Joseph Niewola
Andrew Owen
John Parks
William Preston
Austin Reid
C.J. Rhodes
Samuel Schultz
Michael Scruggs
Simon Seid
Stuart Smith
Caleb Spaulding
Hillary Vild
Dakari Watson
Bryce Williams

The Junior Fifes and Drums

Michael Albert
Kurt Bailey
David Baker
Jenessa Barch
Micah Blau
William Bomar
Zachary Bruss
Cameron Butler
Cameron Dolak
Kurt Evertz
Joshua Hurley
William Hurley
Ashley Jones
James Kammer
Grace Lane
Mark Leemis
Zachary Maher
Alec McKenzie
Christopher Myers
Ross Niewola
Ryan Nopper
Ian Owen
Joel Owen
Evan Pulley
Hunter Retan
Taytem Riley
Naomi Rodman
Alex Rowell
Arthur Schechter
Richard Scruggs
Sean Seid
Emily Sherman
William Spaulding
Andrew Swanson
Eleanor Trott
Forrest Via
Calum Welch
Alex Williams
Kaitlyn Woodard
Abbie Wyenandt

New Bern Baroque Trumpet Ensemble

Barry Bauguess, Director
Jake Fitzgerald
Kyle Held
Thomas Huener
Jamie Kofink
Deidre Pelletier
Julie Willis


The Music: A Playlist for the Concert

Junior Fifes and Drums

1. “First of September,” The Fifer’s Companion, pub. 1804; drum arr. J. C. Moon, 1972. 1:22

2. “Yankee Doodle,” Evening Amusement, pub. Carr, 1796; drum, New and Improved Instructor for the Drum, pub. Hart, 1862. 1:09

3. “Soldier’s Joy,” Evening Amusement, pub. Carr, 1796; drum, New and Improved Instructor for the Drum, pub. Hart, 1862. 0:57

4. “Here’s to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen,” melody, Beck Manuscript, pub. 1786; harmony, The Fifer’s Companion, pub. J. Cushing, 1804; drum arr. J.C. Moon, 1972. 1:00

5. “Malbrouk,” The Fifer’s Companion, pub. J. Cushing, 1804; fife arr. W.E. White, December 1975; drum arr. J.C. Moon, 1975. 0:51

6. “Boston March,” The Fifer’s Companion, pub. J. Cushing, 1804; arr. J.C. Moon, 1972.
1:22

7. “White Cockade,” Evening Amusement, pub. Carr, 1796; fife arr. W. E. White, 1972;
drum arr. J.C. Moon, 1973. 0:56

8. “Country Dance” or “Doublings of the Troop,” melody, Compleat Instructions for the Fife, pub. Skillern,1780; harmony, The Fifer’s Companion, pub. J. Cushing, 1804; 1999; drum, Benjamin Clark’s Drum Book, pub. 1797; arr. L. Pedigo, 2003.
1:00
9. “Stoney Point,” Evening Amusement, pub. Carr, 1796; drum arr. J. C. Moon, 1975.
:59
10. “Welcome Here Again,” Greenwood Manuscript, pub. 1775 – 76; drum, J. C. Moon, 1975; arr. L. Pedigo, 1994.
1:00
11. “Valley Forge,” melody, anonymous “Hay 2” manuscript, pub. 1797 – 1800; drum, Gardner Drum Manuscript, pub. 1780; arr. L. Pedigo, 2003.
0:59
12. “Successful Campaign,” Greenwood manuscript, pub. 1775 – 1776; drum, Benjamin Clark’s drum book, pub. 1797.
0:59
13. “The Peacock,” Fife Book, Nixon, 1778; arr. L. Pedigo, 1998; drum, Benjamin Clark’s drum book, pub. 1797; arr. L. Pedigo, 2003.
0:58
14. “The World Turned Upside Down,” or “When the King Enjoys His Own Again,” Popular Music of the Olden Times, Book 1, Chappell, pub. 1859; drum arr. J. C. Moon, 1975. 0:57

15. “Road to Boston” or “March to Boston,” The Fifer’s Companion, pub. J. Cushing, 1804; snare drum, A. Robinson Jr., Massachusetts Collection of Martial Music, vol. 1. pub. 1818; arr. L. Pedigo, 2002; bass drum arr. J. C. Moon. 7:03

“Marche du Regiments,” Philidor Manuscript, pub. 1686; arr. T. Johnson, 1983.

“Pennsylvania Quick March,” or “Panthion Cotillion,” The Fifer’s Companion, pub. J. Cushing, 1804; drum, The Drummer’s Instructor or Martial Musician, pub. Rumrille & Holton, 1817.

“The Scotch Favorite,” Gardner Drum Manuscript, pub. 1780; arr. T. Johnson, 1984.

“Prince Eugene’s Fife Solo Medley”

“Prince Eugene’s March,” Instrumental Assistant, vol. 1, pub. Holyoke, 1807; arr. J. C. Moon, 1973
“Over the Hills and Far Away,” Beck Manuscript, pub. 1784; drums arr. J.C. Moon, 1975.
“Long March”
“The Harriott,” Preston Fife Instructor, pub. 1778 – 87; arr. W.E. White and J. C. Moon, 1977.
“The Haymaker,” Steele, A New and Complete Preceptor for the Fife, pub. 1820; drums, A. Robinson, Massachusetts Collection of Martial Music, vol. 1, pub. 1818.

Senior Fifes and Drums

16. Traditional Quickstep Medley 2:40

“McKenzie Highlanders,” arr. J. C. Moon, 1979
“Drunken Piper”
“74th Highlanders”

17. “Drummond’s Rant” Carlen/Reprise 1:39

“Drummond’s Rant,” arr. Stewart-Robertson, Athole Collection of the Dance Music of Scotland, pub. 1961; arr. J.C. Moon/H. E. Watson, 1974.

“Carlen, Is Your Daughter Ready?” Murphy Manuscript, pub. 1790; drum arr. T. Johnson, 1987; L. Pedigo, 1993.

18. “Aldridge’s Hornpipe,” Stewart-Robertson, Athole Collection of the Dance Music of Scotland, pub.1961; arr. J. C. Moon, 1972. 4:01

“Ferguson’s Rant,” Aird, Selection of Scotch, English, Irish, and Foreign Airs, vol. III, pub. 1788; arr. T. Sutphin/L. Pedigo, 1999.

“Moore’s Solo” arr. J.C. Moon, 1973.

“Mathew’s Hornpipe” Fentum, Compeat Tutor for the German Flute, pub. 1770; arr. J.C. Moon, 1975.


“Slingsbie’s Allemande,” Silas Dickinson Manuscript, pub. 1800; drums arr. L. Pedigo, 1995.


19. Balquhidder Lasses/Yell, Yell 2:32

“Balquhidder Lasses,” traditional, arr. J.C. Moon, 1972.

“Yell, Yell,” J. Campbell, Collection of New Reels & Highland Strathspeys, pub. 1800; snare drum arr. J. C. Moon, 1977; bass drum arr. R. Jarvis, 2001.

Colonial Williamsburg Senior Fifes and Drums and the New Bern Baroque Trumpet Ensemble

20. “March,” anonymous, ca. 1750. 1:00

21. Music for the Royal Fireworks, pub. 1749; G. F. Handel (1685-1759). 4:21

I. Overture arr. A. Miller, 2001.

II. Bourée, arr. J.C. Moon/H. E. Watson, 1988.

22. “Lass of Paties Mill”/”Tail Toddle” 1:14

“Lass of Paties Mill,” Oswald, Caledonian Pocket Companion, vol. II; fife arr. J. Underwood; drum arr. T. Johnson.

“Tail Toddle,” Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. II, pub. Aird, 1785; fife arr. J. Underwood; drum arr. J. Watts.


23. “God Save the King” or “God Save Great Washington,” Fife Book, Nixon, 1778, arr. J.C. Moon. 1:15

24. “Star-Spangled Banner,” original melody “To Anacreon in Heaven,” John Stafford Smith; words by Francis Scott Key, 1814; arr. J. C. Moon, 1972. 1:41

25. 4th of July Fireworks, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 1:09

A Colonial Williamsburg Production


Credits
Senior Executive Producer
Richard L. McCluney Jr.

Executive Producers
William G. Wagner
Linda Randulfe

Manager, Historic Area Events
Tim Sutphin

Producer
Engineering and Mastering
Todd A. Judge MPSE

Musical Directors
Lance Pedigo
Amy Edmondson Miller

Art Director
Elizabeth Eaton

Associate Producer and Writer
Barbara Rust Brown

Assistant Engineer
Chuck Smith, C.A.S.

Photographer
David M. Doody




Thank You

When you purchase music recorded by Colonial Williamsburg Productions, you are preserving a legacy. Each purchase helps support The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg music recordings, visit www.history.org or call 1-800-HISTORY (1-800-447-8679).

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation welcomes private contributions. Friends interested in discussing gifts to the foundation are invited to contact:
Development Office
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Post Office Box 1776
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1776


© 2006 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


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