A march from the Allen Ash Manuscript. It commemorates Nelson's victory over the French fleet off the coast of Egypt in 1798. On a similar topic, you may also wish to check the song "The Banks Of The Nile" - elsewhere on the site.
Ash (1800-1889) was a fiddler who was born and lived in Baltimore Ontario, near Cobourg. As well a playing he built a number of fiddles as well as a hammered dulcimer and apparently a threshing machine for his farm. The manuscript was likely compiled between about 1830 and 1860. The original is in the National Archives of Canada.
On Sound files linked below: Ian Bell - button accordion, Oliver Schroder - hammered dulcimer, David Travers-Smith - trumpet, from the 1991 recording A Grand Musical Entertainment.
Also a nice solo fiddle version by Saskia Tomkins
Abc notation by Will Macaulay
|Title||Battle of The Nile|
|Subject||Allen Ash Manuscript Reels, Hornpipes, Strathspeys, Marches|
|Keywords||march Napoleon navy Nelson war|
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