The 91st At Modder River march

Also known as The 91st At Modder River, 93rd Argylls At Modder River, The 93rd Argylls At Modder River, 93rd At Modder River, The 93rd At Modder River, Ninety-First At Modder River, The Ninety-First At Modder River.

There are 7 recordings of a tune by this name.

The 91st At Modder River has been added to 1 tune set.

The 91st At Modder River has been added to 36 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The 91st At Modder River
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: f2 |B2 B<c B2 c<e | f2 a<e f2 e<c | A2 A<B A2 c<e | f2 a<e c2 B<^A |
B>BB<c B2 c<e | f>^ga>e f2 e>c | B>^AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: c<e |f4 f2 a2 | f>ec<e f2 e>c | A>AA<B A2 c<e | f<aAa c2 B>A |
[1 f4 f>^g a2 | f>ec<e f2 e>c | B>^AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B>^A B2 :|
[2 B>BB<c B2 c<e | f>^ga>e f2 e>c | B>^AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B>^A B2 ||
|: c<f |B2 B<c f>Bc<e | f>B (3BBB f2 e>c | A>AA<c e>Ac<e | f>^gaA f2 e<c |
B>BB<c f<Bc>e | f<BB>c f2 e>c | B>^AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: c<e |f2 f<a f>ec<e | f>a^g<a f2 e>c | (3AAA A<c e>Ac<e | f<aA<a f2 e>c |
[1 f>ef<a f>ec<e | f>a^g<a f2 e>c | B>^AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B>^A B2 :|
[2 B2 B<c f<Bc>e | f<BB>c f2 e>c | B>^AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 |]
X: 2
T: The 91st At Modder River
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: F2 |B2 B<c B2 c<e | f2 a<e f2 e<c | A>AA<B A2 c<e | f2 a>A c2 B<A |
B>BBc B2 c<e | f2 a>e f2 ec | BABc B<fec | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: c<e |f4 f2 a2 | f>ec<e f2 e>c | A>AAB A2 c<e | f2 a>A c2 B<A |
[1 f4 f2 a2 | f>ec<e f2 e>c | B>AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 B<c B2 c<e | f2 a>e f2 ec | BABc B<fec | c2 B2 B2 ||
|: f2 |B>BB<c f>Bc<e | f>B B2 f2 e>c | A>AA>c e>Ac<e | f<aAa f2 e>c |
B2 B<c f>Bc<e | f>B B2 f2 e>c | B<AB>c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: c<e |f>ef<a f>ec<e | f>a^g<a f2 e>c | A>AA>c e>Ac<e | f<aAa f2 e>c |
[1 f>ef<a f>ec<e | f>a^g<a f2 e>c | B>AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 B<c f>Bc<e | f>B B2 f2 e>c | B<AB>c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 |]
X: 3
T: The 91st At Modder River
R: march
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Bmin
|: fb |B2 Bc B2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | A2 AB A2 ce | f2 aA c2 BA |
B2 Bc B2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: ce |f4 f2 a2 | f2 ce f2 ec | A2 AB A2 ce | f2 aA c2 BA |
[1 f4 f2 a2 | f2 ce f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 Bc B2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 ||
|: f2 |B2 Bc fBce | fBBe f2 ec | A2 Ac eAce | faAa f2 ec |
B2 Bc fBce | fBBe f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: ce |f2 fa f2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | A2 Ac eAce | faAa f2 ec |
[1 f2 fa fece | f2 fa f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 Bc fBce | fBBe f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 |]

Eight comments

“Duncan Chisholm: Door Of Saints” ~ fiddle & fine

https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1905

Track 8: 91st at Modder River / Macrivanish / The Waterbed / The Nine Pint Coggie

This tune was left out in the recording’s submission…a great march…

“93rd” ~ sometimes listed, as I understand wrongly, with this number

"93rd Argylls at Modder River"
"93rd at Modder River"

“The 91st At Modder River” ~ another take and a few options for this march

X: 2
T: 91st At Modder River March, The
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: b minor
|: F2 |\
B2 B<c B2 c<e | f2 a<e f2 e<c | A>AA<B A2 c<e | f2 a>A c2 B<A |
B>BBc B2 c<e | f2 a>e f2 ec | BABc B<fec | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: c<e |\
f4 f2 a2 | f>ec<e f2 e>c | A>AAB A2 c<e | f2 a>A c2 B<A |
[1 f4 f2 a2 | f>ec<e f2 e>c | B>AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 B<c B2 c<e | f2 a>e f2 ec | BABc B<fec | c2 B2 B2 ||
|: f2 |\
B>BB<c f>Bc<e | f>B B2 f2 e>c | A>AA>c e>Ac<e | f<aAa f2 e>c |
B2 B<c f>Bc<e | f>B B2 f2 e>c | B<AB>c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: c<e |\
f>ef<a f>ec<e | f>a^g<a f2 e>c | A>AA>c e>Ac<e | f<aAa f2 e>c |
[1 f>ef<a f>ec<e | f>a^g<a f2 e>c | B>AB<c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 B<c f>Bc<e | f>B B2 f2 e>c | B<AB>c B<fe>c | c2 B2 B2 |]

While older transcripts give this and other marches as M: 2/4, I personally feel that the time signature of 4/4 does better justice to them, and with less ‘black’… If you prefer to have it the other way, well, just exchange the time M: & L: with this ~

M: 2/4
L: 1/16

Timing

Ceolachan, I would agree with you regarding time signature. While it is a GHB tune and the ‘blackness’ indicates what type of tune it is, like many other Highland players I would beat my foot four times to the bar - similar but slightly slower than a strathspey.

“The 91st At Modder River” ~ stripped bar, minus > & < & accidentals ^A & ^g

X: 3
T: March: The 91st At Modder River
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
R: march
K: b minor
|: fb |\
B2 Bc B2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | A2 AB A2 ce | f2 aA c2 BA |
B2 Bc B2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: ce |\
f4 f2 a2 | f2 ce f2 ec | A2 AB A2 ce | f2 aA c2 BA |
[1 f4 f2 a2 | f2 ce f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 Bc B2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 ||
|: f2 |\
B2 Bc fBce | fBBe f2 ec | A2 Ac eAce | faAa f2 ec |
B2 Bc fBce | fBBe f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
|: ce |\
f2 fa f2 ce | f2 ae f2 ec | A2 Ac eAce | faAa f2 ec |
[1 f2 fa fece | f2 fa f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 :|
[2 B2 Bc fBce | fBBe f2 ec | B2 Bc B2 fe | c2 B2 B2 |]

Re: The 91st At Modder River March

KLR, did you ever get around to that by chance? Wonderful recording there!