Sheet Music: Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade

TitleCamp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade
ComposerWilliam Carter Hugues
InstrumentationFlute duet
KeyF major
RangeD4–F6
Time signature6/8
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time0:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2018-11-07
Last updated2018-11-07
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American Civil War

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Wednesday 7 November 2018

Tune of the Day: Camp Song of the Chicago Irish Brigade

arranged for two flutes

This song was originally published in Chicago in 1861, the year the American Civil War broke out. David Kincaid, who recorded the song in his album The Irish-American's Song (2003), noted that although the title describes it as a “camp song”, the original arrangement was hardly one for the soldier in the field. Written with full piano and four-part vocal arrangement, it falls into the category of Victorian “parlor music”, a style in which many of the Civil War's most popular songs were published.

Thanks to Hugo for contributing the present arrangement for two flutes!

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