Battle of The Nile


A march from the Allan 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


Details

Title Battle of The Nile
Subject Allen Ash Manuscript Reels & Hornpipes Etc.
Year 1850
Locale Central
Keywords march Napoleon navy Nelson war

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