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Songs from the American Revolution
Songs from the American Revolution
by Kate Van Winkle Keller
52 pages, 1992, ISBN 1-877984-17-5
*SAR-bk: $6.00

or order all 3 books (Bush-set) for $16.00

Written into a personal notebook by an officer in George Washington’s Army, each song, including a "Song Compos’d by an American Officer at West Point," is presented with its original tune, full documentation, and historical notes. Included are songs of love and war, patriotic and bawdy songs, and three songs from the musical theatre piece, The Poor Soldier.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Captain George Bush was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. As he travelled in the service Bush carried his fiddle and in 1779, stationed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, he began to enter music, dance figures and song lyrics into a small pocket notebook. He copied songs about being a soldier and about love and women; minuets, marches, and other airs; and the figures and music for a number of country dances. Bush’s music has been edited for modern use. Songs that he noted without tunes have been set to appropriate music found in period sources.

CONTENTS: Songs of War: The Drum, A Soldier’s Song, How Luckless the Fortune, O! Say Bonny Lass, Saw You My Hero George, The Tobacco Box, A Soldier’s Farewell, War’s Alarms, A Song Compos’d by an American Officer, Poor Jack, On May; Songs of the Hunt and the Tavern: A Hunting Song, Fair Daphne, Padlock, The Duke of Leeds, Ye Mortals Whom Fancies, The Mind of a Woman, The Royal Arch; Songs of Love: A New Song, Alloa House, Spring, Song, Return Enraptured Hours, Winter, Ephigene, The Lass of Paties Mill, Katharine Ogie, Jockey and Jenny; Songs from The Poor Soldier: Patrick, The Wealthy Fool, The Twins of Latona.

Social Dances from the American Revolution
Social Dances from the American Revolution
by Charles Cyril Hendrickson and Kate Van Winkle Keller
48 pages 1992 ISBN: 1-877984-15-9
*SDAR-bk: $6.00

or SDAR-set (with SDAR-cs) $22.00


or order all 3 books (Bush-set) for $16.00
                               

FULL MINUET INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED

For this publication, each of Bush’s dances, including the "Congress Minuet," was interpreted using period sources. Several pages are devoted to the technique of 18th-century honors, the minuet step, and steps for use with country dances. Chords indicated.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Captain George Bush was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. As he travelled in the service Bush carried his fiddle and in 1779, stationed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, he began to enter music, dance figures and song lyrics into a small pocket notebook. He copied songs about being a soldier and about love and women; minuets, marches, and other airs; and the figures and music for a number of country dances. Somehow he obtained and bound a single sheet from a mid-century printed collection of Scottish country dances into the notebook as well. Bush’s music has been edited for modern use with complete annotation and historical notes. Dances that he noted without tunes have been set to their appropriate music taken from period sources.

CONTENTS: Bonny Lassy Take A Man, Come Haste to the Wedding, Congress Minuet, The Dutchess of Brunswick, The Dutchess of Middlesex, German Dance, Kitty Will You Marry Me, Lads of Dunce, Lady’s Breast Knot, The Mason’s Delight, Miss Moore’s Rant, Pluckemin, Soldier’s Joy (two versions), Stony Point, Successful Campaign, Sweet Richard

Fiddle Tunes from the American Revolution
Fiddle Tunes from the American Revolution
by Kate Van Winkle Keller
32 pages, 1992, ISBN 1-877984-16-7
*FID-bk: $5.00

or order all 3 books (Bush-set) for $16.00

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, Captain George Bush was an officer in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. As he traveled in the service Bush carried his fiddle and in 1779, stationed in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, he began to enter music, dance figures and song lyrics into a small pocket notebook. He copied songs about being a soldier and about love and women; minuets, marches, and other airs; and the figures and music for a number of country dances. In each of the three books, Social Dances, Songs and Fiddle Tunes from the American Revolution, Bush’s music has been edited for modern use with complete annotation and historical notes.

CONTENTS:

Minuets: Congress Minuet, Sir Charles Sedley’s Minuet, Miss Hedge’s Minuet, Martini’s Minuet, Marshall Saxe’s Minuet, Bath Minuet, Geminiani’s Minuet, Lady Mary Powis’s Minuet, Mr. Pitt’s Minuet, Lord Hobart’s Minuet, Auretti’s Minuet; Country Dances: Successful Campaign, Stony Point, The Dutchess of Brunswick, Soldier’s Joy, The Dutchess of Middlesex, Miss Moore’s Rant, German Dance, The Conquest; Marches from a Fife Tutor: Cotillon, White Joke, Lady’s Breast Knot, Come Haste to the Wedding, Guardian Angels, Corelli’s Gavot, Lovely Nancy, Yankee Doodle, Grenadiers March, Count Brown’s March, The Sette in Queen Mab, Hay Makers, The New Coldstream March, The Marquis of Granby’s March, Bellisle March; Airs: Over the Water to Charlie with variations, Trip to Bath, The Circus, Our Pleasure, Catches & Glees, Malbrouk, Cotillon, Constancy, El! Belle Catharine, General Washington’s March, General Washington’s Resignation; Song Tunes: War’s Alarms, Alloa House, Saw You My Hero George, The Dusky Night, Spring, New Highland Laddie, Fanny Fairer than a Flower, Chorus in Atalanta, Anna or the Banks of Banna, New Lango Lee.