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Jan 26, 2020 - 9:27:14 AM
1275 posts since 7/12/2004

I'm looking for a tune, apparently from the 1820s, called Lafayette's March. Asking for a friend who has just published a book on Lafayette. He has found sheet music but no recordings.

When Lafayette visited the US after the Revolutionary War, it was played everywhere he visited.

I've found nothing on music archives - not even a mention, much less a recording. If anyone knows the tune and could dash off a quick recording, I'd appreciate it.

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:08:47 AM



2149 posts since 12/16/2007

He just play it over and over until he get the feel of the tune. It can work. I did it with Cheat River from Bayard's "Dance to the Fiddle, March to the Fife" and then heard a recording about 7 years later. I did a pretty good job.

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:39:01 AM



762 posts since 4/12/2004

Could this be what you're looking for?

La Marche des Volontaires de Lafayette

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:24:01 PM

1275 posts since 7/12/2004

Thanks, but no. This is the sheet music:

I've transcribed it into a MIDI program and played it, so I know what it should sound like. The sheet music is a piano score, though, so I'm still missing the marching band orchestration.

Feb 1, 2020 - 12:28 PM

7 posts since 8/14/2009

This link will get you to Lafayettes march on you tube

Feb 2, 2020 - 8:47:03 AM

1275 posts since 7/12/2004

Thanks, but there was more than one march written for Lafayette, and this is not the one my friend is looking for. The sheet music indicates that it was published in Boston in 1824, so this one predates it by several decades.

Here's what this one sounds like. I'm just looking for a marching band performance.

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