Longman & Broderip's Entire and Compleat Instructions for the Fife

     In 1767, James Longman established a music business at 26 Cheapside, London, which was then, despite its name, a quite fashionable address. Established initially as a pianoforte manufactory, the business thrived because that instrument was growing dynamically in prominence. Longman soon took in a partner, Mr. Francis Fane Broderip, and the enterprise grew even more dynamically, selling stringed instruments of all kinds as well as horns, reeds, and percussion instruments. In 1770, the firm expanded into a publishing house, printing music that ranged in genre from cotillions and marches to opera. The firm then published Compleat Instructor for the Fife. They also published a variety of instrument instruction books on the flute, oboe, bassoon, and the French horn. Their second fife instructor, published in 1780, was the Entire New and Compleat Instructions for the Fife. It was followed in the same year by The Young Drummer's Assistant.   Entire New and Compleat Instructions for the Fife (1780) has been digitally enhanced to look as crisp and sharp as the day it was published and is 35 pages long. In addition to the lessons on the fife, it contains a total of 83 tunes from the time of the American Revolution.


English Duty
Scotch Duty
The Reveilly The Reveilly
The GeneralThe General
To Arms To Arms
Troop or AssemblingThe Gathering
Doublings of the TroopGrenadiers March
TroopFoot March
Troop for the ColoursTattoo
Doublings When Colours are Rec'd 
Grenadiers March  
The Retreat 

Other Fife Tunes:
Rogue's March Irish WidowMarch in the 15th Regiment
The Drums CallMarionetsCoronation March
A Scotch ReveillyThe ShambuyInstallation March
To ArmsLa PromenadeFirst Coldstream March
Queen of Hungary's TattooThe PantheonSecond Coldstream March
Hessian TatooThe WatermanThird Coldstream March
French Troop The CourtshipJanizaries March
Bellisle MarchGuardian AngelsPrince Eugene's March
Singling of a Troop (Weldeman)Soldiers JoyCount Saxe's March
Singling of Johnson's TroopHob or NobLord Harrington's March

Doubling of Johnson's Troop

Turk's March First Reg't of Guards March
Singling of Pool's TroopMarquis of Granby's MarchKing George the 3rd March
Doublings2nd Grenadiers Guards MarchBedfordshire March
The Duke's MarchCount Brown's MarchMarshall Lowendahl's March
Duke of York's Favorite Troop

Duke of Gloster's New March

Captain Reed's March
Duke of York's MarchMarch in the DeserterKing of Sweden's March
TrioCaptain Money's MarchKing of Denmark's March
Pioneer's March March in Judas MacchabeusAlbinia Quick March
Lango LeeGeneral Wolfe's March King of Prussia's March
Paddy WhackDuke of Gloster's MarchMarshall Saxe's New March

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