The Taking Of Beaumont Hamel march

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One setting

X: 1
T: The Taking Of Beaumont Hamel
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>B|:e2e>f c>BA2|c<A c>e f>g a>g|e2e>f c>e f>e|c2B2B2A>B|
e2e>f c>BA2|c<A c>e f>g a>g|e2A>eB2f>e|1c2A2A2A>B:|2c2A2A2f<g||
|:a2c>ee2A>c|c<A c>e f>g a>f|e2A>e c>e f>e|
[1c2B2B2f>g|a2c>ee2A>c|c<A c>e f>g a>f|e2A>eB2f>e|c2A2A2f>g:|
[2c2B2B2A>B|e2e>f c>BA2|c<A c>e f>g a>g|e2A>eB2f>e|c2A2A2|]

Four comments

The Taking Of Beaumont Hamel

From the Ron Gonnella Fiddle & Pipe Favourites Album. A Pipe March adapted for fiddle. Who wrote it?

Re: The Taking Of Beaumont Hamel

Written by by Pipe Major John ‘Jock’ McLellan of Dunoon, one of the most highly regarded composers of pipe tunes. His most popular tunes include "Lochanside", "My Home Town" and "Glen Caladh Castle". This tune is also known as "The 51st Division at Beaumont Hamel".

Re: The Taking Of Beaumont Hamel

Only two sharps! The pipe scale is myxolydian, so all g notes should be played as g natural

Re: The Taking Of Beaumont Hamel

You’re right, Ampo, but on the recording which Connor based his transcription, the fiddler plays a G# throughout the tune. Now I’d wish that you post your transcription, the proper pipe setting. (If you don’t, I will!)