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From the back cover:
"Fife Tunes from the American Revolution is a modern edition of melodies for the fife collected in Ellington, Connecticut in 1777. Born in 1760, Giles Gibbs, Jr. was just old enough to be a member of the local militia. He lived in a small town, but for 59 tunes he wrote down are from sources far beyond the Great Black Swamp and the wide Connecticut River. His music came from the Lexington alarm, the French and Indian War, The Beggar's Opera and old ballads. Scots and Irish melodies, French dances, English marches by Handel and psalm tunes filled his pages, some copied from books, many written out by ear. Even "Yankee Doodle" is included, but with a very strange title.
Gibb's small book is unusual for its concise, local and dateable contents. It gives a unique view of musical practice in a small, colonial New England town at a pivotal time in our history. This study sheds light on the sources of his music, the outward connections of his world, and the network of music that linked British-American communities on both sides of the Atlantic."
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