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Half Century of Quarter Notes

by The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums

In 2008, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of The Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums. This CD highlights the recorded musical history of the Corps from 1961 to 2008.
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1. Medley of Marches: Road to Boston / Drum Solo / Turkish March
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2. Three Cheers and God Save the King
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3. Medley of Marches: Malbrouk / Prince Eugene's March / Seven Stars
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4. The Reveille
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5. Two-Four Fife and Drum Medley: York Fusiliers / Captain Mackintosh
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6. Three Slow Airs: Skye Boat Song / Greensleeves / Westering Home
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7. Prince Eugene's Medley: Prince Eugene's March / O'er the Hills and Far Away / Swiss Guard's March / Drum Solo / Chain Cotillion / Harum Scarum
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8. Fanfare: Handel's Water Piece
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9. Long March: Drummond Castle / Open Beating / A Quickstep / Open Beating / Here's to the Maiden / Open Beating / Dornoch Links
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10. Long March: Duke of Perth's Reel / The Reel of Tolloch / New Rigged Ship / Open Beating / Bung Your Eye / A Man's a Man for A' That
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11. Medley: Colin's Cattle / Ah! Ca Ira / Jubilee March / Soldier's Wedding / Black Mary's Hornpipe
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12. The Long Roll
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13. The Ratamacue
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14. Hornpipe Medley: Old Lancashire Hornpipe / Hornpipe By Purcell / Hornpipe By Mr. Festing / Reprise, Hornpipe By Purcell
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15. Beggar's Opera Medley: A Blind Lover / A Virgin of 15 Years / The Merry Meeting
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16. A Quickstep Medley: The McKenzie Highlanders / The Drunken Piper / The 74th Highlanders
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17. York March
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18. Rondeau By Mouret
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19. The Greenwood Medley: Jigg / Allamande / Reel / Master Linley's Hornpipe
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20. Fife Solos: Drummond's Rant / Carlen, Is Your Daughter Ready? / Reprise
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21. The Drums Call
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22. Medley of Airs: Sailor Laddie / Humours of Limerick / Humours of Liltivain
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23. Marsch de Pappenheimer
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24. Yankee Doodle
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25. The World Turned Upside Down or When the King Enjoys His Own Again
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26. Lass of Paties Mill / Tail Toddle
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27. Star-Spangled Banner
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28. Janizaries' Medley: Janizaries' March / Cuckoo's Nest / Drum Solo - Newport / Pleasures of Spa
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg

The Field Music of the Virginia State Garrison Regiment, as The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg is formally known, has its precedent in 1778 when the General Assembly established a regiment to protect the capital city of Williamsburg during the Revolutionary War. The fifers and drummers, or field musicians, of the regiment were typically boys too young to bear arms, whose primary purpose was to relay commands to soldiers in the field.

This rich historical context led to the establishment of a fife and drum corps for Colonial Williamsburg in 1958. It has continued, uninterrupted, to the present day. Millions of visitors to the Historic Area have experienced the history of the American Revolution through the stirring musical performances of The Fifes and Drums.


COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG’S FIELD MUSICIANS are drawn from a waiting list of young community applicants. Boys and girls can begin their education in military music at age 10 and will rehearse weekly for the next eight years. Through their art these young people interpret the role of music in the 18th-century military. Senior members teach these traditions to younger members.

The Fifes and Drums appear in more than 700 performances each year. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is proud of each of these truly remarkable young Americans, past and present. They have come to symbolize what is best about our museum, our community, and our American history.

PLAYLIST
Half Century of Quarter Notes
This CD highlights the musical history of
The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg over fifty years
1961—from the Colonial Williamsburg archives, an unreleased recording listed as Fife and Drum marching and standing
1. Medley of Marches: 4:41
Road to Boston
Drum Solo
Turkish March
2. Three Cheers and God Save 1:19
the King

1962—from the Colonial Williamsburg archives, an unreleased recording listed as Militia Band of Musick
3. Medley of Marches: 2:07
Malbrouk
Prince Eugene’s March
Seven Stars

1968—from the album The fifes & Drums/Band of Musick (out of print)
4. The Reveille 4:13
5. Two-Four Fife and Drum
Medley 3:04
York Fusiliers
Captain Mackintosh

1975—from the album The Fifes & Drums of Williamsburg (out of print)
6. Three Slow Airs 4:18
Skye Boat Song
Greensleeves
Westering Home


7. Prince Eugene’s Medley 5:06
Prince Eugene’s March
O’er The Hills and Far Away
Swiss Guard’s March
Drum Solo
Chain Cotillion
Harum Scarum

1978—from the album A Concert of Military Music (out of print)
8. Fanfare 2:10
Handel’s Water Piece

9. Long March 3:46
Drummond Castle
Open Beating
A Quickstep
Open Beating
Here’s to the Maiden
Open Beating
Dornoch Links
10. Long March 3:19
Duke of Perth’s Reel
The Reel of Tolloch
New Rigged Ship
Open Beating
Bung Your Eye
A Man’s a Man for A’ that
11. Medley 4:49
Colin’s Cattle
Ah! Ca Ira
Jubilee March
Soldier’s Wedding
Black Mary’s Hornpipe

1981—from the album An Instructor for the Drum (out of print)
12. The Long Roll :53
13. The Ratamacue :37

1989—From the CD Marching Out of Time
14. Hornpipe Medley 4:13
Old Lancashire Hornpipe
Hornpipe by Purcell
Hornpipe by Mr. Festing
Reprise, Hornpipe by Purcell
15. Beggar’s Opera Medley 3:01
A Blind Lover
A Virgin of 15 Years
The Merry Meeting

16. A Quickstep Medley 2:08
The McKenzie Highlanders
The Drunken Piper
The 74th Highlanders

1996—from the CD Echoes of Revolution
17. York March 2:11
18. Rondeau By Mouret 1:47
19. The Greenwood Medley 2:15
Jigg
Allamande
Reel
Master Linley’s Hornpipe
20. Fife Solos 1:29
Drummond’s Rant
Carlen, Is Your Daughter Ready?
Reprise

2003—from the CD The World Turned Upside Down
21. The Drums Call :22
22. Medley of Airs 2:55
Sailor Laddie
Humours of Limerick
Humours of Liltivain
23. Marsch de Pappenheimer 1:27

2006—from the CD 4th of July Concert
24. Yankee Doodle 1:09
25. The World Turned Upside Down or When the King Enjoys His Own Again :57
26. Lass of Paties Mill/Tail Toddle 1:14
27. Star-Spangled Banner 1:41

2007—unreleased recording of The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg Alumni performing on Market Square
28. Janizaries’ Medley 4:10
Janizaries’ March
Cuckoo’s Nest
Drum Solo—Newport
Pleasures of Spa

Thank You to all corps members and staff, past and present, of The Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg. The 50 years from our founding to the present day have been exciting and memorable because of you; the heart and soul of our program. Your legacy of dedication and excellence ensures that future members will carry your passion for the corps through the next 50 years.
Congratulations on our 50th Anniversary.

Tim Sutphin
Director, Historic Area Events
Member 1975 – 1983

Colonial Williamsburg
P R O D U C T I O N S
Senior Executive Producer
Richard L. McCluney Jr.

Executive Producers
William G. Wagner
Linda Randulfe
Art Direction & Graphic Design
Elizabeth Eaton
Cover Photography
Tom Green
Additional Photography
Dave M. Doody
Tom Green
Colonial Williamsburg archives
Director, Historic Area Events
Tim Sutphin
Supervisor, The Fifes and Drum of Colonial Williamsburg
Lance Pedigo
Producer
Engineering & Mastering
Todd A. Judge, MPSE
Musical Director
Lance Pedigo
Assistant Engineer
Chuck Smith, C.A.S.


When you purchase music recorded by Colonial Williamsburg Productions you are preserving a legacy. Each purchase helps support the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s research, preservation, and educational programs. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg music recordings, visit ColonialWilliamsburg.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

©2008 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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