Sheet Music: The British Grenadiers

TitleThe British Grenadiers
Alternate titlesFree America
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyE major
RangeB4–C#6
Time signature2/4
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:20
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-05-19
Last updated2009-05-19
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Categories
Film music, Marches, Military music, Piccolo tunes, Traditional/Folk

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Tuesday 19 May 2009

Tune of the Day: The British Grenadiers

Traditional English march

This is the most famous marching song for the grenadier units of the British military. Its tune dates from the seventeenth century, and is also used for another traditional English song, ”The Gentleman Soldier“.

“The British Grenadiers” is played in many films: most notably, you can hear it in Stanley Kubricks's Barry Lyndon, in The Patriot and even in The Italian Job.

A hint: if you want it to sound really suggestive, you'd better transpose the melody up an octave... or play it on a piccolo if you have one!