Prince Rupert’s March barndance

Also known as Prins Robbert Masco.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

Prince Rupert's March has been added to 10 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Prince Rupert's March
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
B2 | e2B2 e2f2 | g3a g2g2 | f2e2 e2d2 | e6 B2 |
e2d2 e3f | gfga g2g2 | fgfe e2d2 | e6 ||
|: e2 | f3e fga2 | d3e d2d2 | g2g2 abab | g6 g2 |
f3e fga2 | d3e d2g2 |1 f2e2 e2d2 | e6 :|2 fedf e2^d2 | e8 ||
ABC
X: 2
T: Prince Rupert's March
R: barndance
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
V: 1
A2 |d2 ^c2 d2 e2 | f3 g f2 f2 | e2 d2 d2 ^c2 | d6 A2 |
de ^cA df eg | fe fg f2 fg | ef de de ^ce | d6 ||
d2 |e3 d ef g2 | c3 d c2 f2 | e2 f2 g3 f | f6 f2 |
e3 d ef g2 | c3 d c2 f2 | e2 d2 d2 ^c2 | d6 ||
d2 |ed cd ef ge | cd ed c2 fg | ec ef gf ge | fc de f2 fg |
ed cd ef ge | ce/f/ ge c2 fg | eA de dB ^cA | d6 |]
V: 2
z2 |B2 A2 G2 c2 | AG FE D4 | A2 B2 G2 A2 | F2 E2 D4 |
B2 A2 G2 c2 | A3 E D4 | A2 B2 G2 A2 | F2 G2 A2 ||
B2 |c3 B A2 G2 | A3 B A2 =B2 | c2 A2 B2 G2 | AB AG FE D2 |
CD EF G4 | FG AB A4 | A2 F2 G2 A2 | F2 E2 D2 ||
B2 |c3 B A2 G2 | A3 B A2 =B2 | c2 A2 G2 c2 | AE FG A2 D2 |
C4 E4 | F4 A4 | A2 F2 G2 A2 | F2 E2 D2 |]
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Prince Rupert’s March

This tune is popular in sessions in the re-enactment scene, but it makes a good dance session tune as well. There is a version of it in Playford (in D minor) which also contains the original dance instructions.

Prince Rupert was the nephew of Charles I and led the royalist cavalry during the Englisg Civil War. There’s a lot more info on him and his military career here:

http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/biog/rupert.htm

Whoops!

.. I never was any good at Englisg at school :-)

Prince Rupert

This tune first appeared in Elizabeth Rogers’ Virginal Book, together with ‘Rupert’s Retreat’

Masco

As Prins Robbert Masco the tune appears in Der Fluyten Lusthof. This book of tunes by the blind recorder virtuoso Jacob van Eyck was first published in 1649 and also includes a version for two voices.

X: 1
T: Prins Robbert Masco
C: Jacob van Eyck
S: Der Fluyten Lusthof
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmin
V: 1
A2 | d2^c2d2e2 | f3gf2f2 | e2d2d2^c2 | d6A2 |
de ^cA df eg | fe fg f2 fg | ef de de ^ce | d6d2 |
e3d ef g2 | c3d c2f2 | e2f2g3f | f6f2 |
e3d ef g2 | c3d c2f2 | e2d2d2^c2 | d6d2 |
ed cd ef ge | cd ed c2 fg | ec ef gf ge | fc de f2 fg |
ed cd ef ge | ce/f/ ge c2 fg | eA de dB^cA | d6 |]
V: 2
z2 | B2A2G2c2 | AG FE D4 | A2B2G2A2 | F2E2D4 |
B2A2G2c2 | A3E D4 | A2B2G2A2 | F2G2A2B2 |
c3B A2G2 | A3BA2=B2 | c2A2B2G2 | AB AG FE D2 |
CD EF G4 | FG AB A4 | A2F2G2A2 | F2E2D2B2 |
c3B A2G2 | A3B A2=B2 | c2A2G2c2 | AE FG A2D2 |
C4E4 | F4A4 | A2F2G2A2 | F2E2D2 |]

The video shows a performance by Feyen & Vermaase in a setting for alto recorder and tricorda bozouki.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Fs1Eq_Ki8


X: 2 “Prins Robbert Masco”

T: Prins Robbert Masco
C: Jacob van Eyck
B: "Der Fluyten Lusthof", Jacob van Eyck, 1649

# Posted by mayoman - July 5th, 2013

Digging out my copy of "Der Fluyten Lusthof", 1649, page 96!
- with some differences, the 1st voice being basically the same but the 2nd?!? ~ ever curious… :-/