It could also be one of John Doherty's Peter Kennedy recordings. In which
case, the previous track would have been 'Napoleon's Grand March'.
All the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brendan Taaffe" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2002 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: need napoleon tunes
> I can think of two places where Napoleon (or Bony) crossing the Alps has
> been recorded - Martin Hayes recorded the tune on his second album, Under
> the Moon, following the tune with The Maids of Feakle, and Gerry
> and Charlie Piggot recorded a set on their recent album (I think it's
> The New Road) of The Battle of Aughrim into Napoleon Crossing the Alps.
> Harrington plays fiddle and Piggot accordion.
> It's a bit of the stab in the dark with the limited information at hand,
> it sounds like it could be the Harrington/Piggot set, in which case you
> might do well to check out the album. The Battle of Aughrim is a common
> enough tune, and you should be able to find it in various collections.
> There is a book of transcriptions of all the tunes on Martin's Under the
> Moon which would give you a score of his version of Bony Crossing the
> Hope this is helpful,
> Brendan Taaffe
> > Please,
> > some time ago I heard two tunes on the radio which I managed to tape
> > record. The second one was announced as "Napoleon Crossing the Alps"
> > and I missed the name of the first.
> > Both tunes I have managed to learn by ear, kind of, but I am not that
> > confident. I really need the scores to solidify them in my poor old
> > brain. (And also to pass around to friends.)
> > I have pulled down the abcs for the second tune, "Napoleon Crossing the
> > Alps" (1), but it bears no semblance to the one I have on the tape.
> > My reading of music is abismal, but as far as I can tell the first tune
> > goes something like (the notes are probably ok, but my indications of
> > time are likely to be wrong):
> > EAABCD EDCA B GG FABGAGED
> > and the second:
> > A3A3 ABA GED B2 de B2 d
> > Any pointers ?
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