The Household Brigade jig

Also known as The Household Brigade Two-Step.

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

The Household Brigade has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Household Brigade
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: dd/e/f |gdB GBd | g2 f a2 g | f2 e c2 A | E3- Ee^d |
dcA FAc | f3 e3 | d^cd ^de=c | Bc^c d2 e/f/ |
gdB GB/c/d | g2 f a2 g | f2 e c2 A | E3 Ee^d |
dcA FAc | f3 e3 | d>^cd ^def | g3 :|
|: G2 d |Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 G | e^de c2 e | d3 d3 |
B2 c d2 e | d2 B G3 | A2 g f2 e | dec BcA |
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 G | e^de c2 e | d3- d2 g |
egc' b2 a | bgd B2 g | f>ed cBA | G3- :|
|: Gef |gdB GBd | g3 a2 g | f2 e cBA | E3 e2 ^d |
dcA FAc | f2 A e2 A | d^cd ^dec | B3 def |
g2 B G2 d | gdg bag | f2 e c2 A | e3 e^de |
dc/B/A F2 c | f3- f2 e | d^cd e2 F | G3- :|
K: Cmaj
|: G2 F |E3 EDC | E3 EDE | F3 FED | F3 FEF |
Ged cBA | B^AB f2 B | A^GA f2 A | G^FG edc |
E3- EDC | E3 E2 G | F3- FED | F3 F2 c |
Ged c2 A | B^AB f2 B | B>^AB ff/e/d | c3 :|
X: 2
T: The Household Brigade
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
d3 |P: A
gdB GBd | g2 f a2 g | f2 e c2 A | E3 Ee^d |
dcA FAc | f3 e3 | d^cd ^dec | Bc^c def |
gdB GBd | g2 f a2 g | f2 e c2 A | E3 Ee^d |
dcA FAc | f3 e3 | d^cd ^def | g3 g3 ||
P: B
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 G | e^de c2 e | d3 d3 |
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 B | A2 g f2 e | fed cBA |
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 G | e^de c2 e | d3 d3 |
egc’ b2 a | dgb a2 g | fed cBA | G3 G2 d ||
K: CMaj
P: C
E3- EDC | E3 E3 | F3- FED | F3- FEF |
Ged cBA | B^AB f2 B | ^A2 B f2 B | A^GA edc |
E3- EDC | E3 E3 | F3- FED | F3- FEF |
Ged cBA | B^AB f2 B | B2 f e2 d | c3 |]

Six comments

Felix Burns Week continues with his “The Household Brigade Two-Step”

Alright, so I’ve had a few distractions, like a birthday. I know there are more Felix Burns numbers out there and am hoping there are folks other than myself and Nigel who might offer us another a few more transcripts this week? 8-)

“The Household Brigade” ~ by Felix Burns

The Fiddler’s Companion ~ Andrew Kuntz
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/HONOR_HOW.htm

HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE. Scottish. The melody was composed as a schottische by Felix Burns. Burns was born in Perth, Scotland, in 1864. A musical prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, his first musical instruments were tin whistle and mouth organ, “graduating” to piano, organ and various brass instruments. His composing career started at an early age and he went on to become one of the most popular composers of his time, although for an unknown reason he often credited his compositions to various pen names such as Leona Lacoste, Alfred Rosslyn, Claud Roslind, and Leon Fabrini. He settled in Carlisle, and died in 1920, although not before siring thirteen children. Burns work was much recorded in the early decades of the 20th century by such musicians as Scotland’s Wyper Brothers. ( & Scotland’s Jimmy Shand )

That quote above shows in a few cases on "The Fiddler’s Companion" website, including for a waltz by Burns… No, this melody, like the waltz, was not composed as a schottische, though Felix Burns also composed schottisches / barndances…

“The Household Brigade” by Felix Burns ~ another transcript

Here’s the ABCs for several transcripts floating around the Internet, with minor editing, for comparision ~

X: 1
T: The Household Brigade
C: Felix Burns
S: Play A B A C, via Phil Rowe
M: 6/8
R" Two-Step
K: G Major
d3 ||
P: A
gdB GBd | g2 f a2 g | f2 e c2 A | E3 Ee^d |
dcA FAc | f3 e3 | d^cd ^dec | Bc^c def |
gdB GBd | g2 f a2 g | f2 e c2A | E3 Ee^d |
dcA FAc | f3 e3 | d^cd ^def | g3 g3 ||
P: B
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 G | e^de c2 e | d3 d3 |
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 B | A2 g f2 e | fed cBA |
Bc^c d2 e | d2 B G2 G | e^de c2 e | d3 d3 |
egc’ b2 a | dgb a2 g | fed cBA | G3 G2 d ||
K: C Major
P: C
E3- EDC | E3 E3 | F3- FED | F3- FEF |
Ged cBA | B^AB f2 B | ^A2 B f2 B | A^GA edc |
E3- EDC | E3 E3 | F3- FED | F3- FEF |
Ged cBA | B^AB f2 B | B2 f e2 d | c3 ||

Part-A, bar 7 ~ | d^cd ^de=c | ~ correction, both transcriptions

Well, I missed that c natural ~ for the transcripts it is in the 1st and 3rd parts (both A-parts) = AABBAACC… Apologies for the oversight… :-/

It’s because I’m feeling decidedly unnatural today… ‘c’ :-(