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Tune ID#1120 (Leslie's March)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Leslie's March about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording Ch B (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March48AABBCCD Major
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Leslie's March / The March from Oscar and Malvina / Highland March in Oscar and Malvina / The Highland March from the Pantomime "Oscar & Malvina" (1st in set Nine Pups on ADB) (also as a jig, also without 3rd part) (composed by Maria de Caro according to Ch B or William Reeve according to JAbrt 1)
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Discography cd

Here are all recordings of this tune considering only the indexed recordings. I have discovered by careful listening that these sources are in fact musically the same tune, regardless of the tune titles they use, key changes, retuning, etc.

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Year
Recorded
Track
#Tune?
[Album code] Artist. Title (Link to Album Info page). Performers (instruments).
~19793#1
[Ch B] The Chieftains. 9. Boil the Breakfast Early. Paddy Moloney (pipes, whistle), Seán Keane (fiddle), Martin Fay (fiddle, bones), Derek Bell (harp, tiompán), Kevin Conneff (bodhrán, vocals), Matt Molloy (flute, whistle).
~19885#1
[ADB] Mighty Session! Sharon Shannon (accordion).
~199610#3
[Sol 1] Solas. Solas. Seamus Egan (flute, whistle, guitar, pipes, bodhrán, vocals), Karan Casey (vocals), John Doyle (guitar, vocals), Winifred Horan (fiddle, vocals), John Williams (accordion, concertina, vocals).
~20053#3
[CTL 11] Cherish the Ladies. Woman of the House. Joanie Madden (flute, whistle, harmony vocals), Mary Coogan (guitar, mandolin, banjo, banjitar, octave mandolin), Heidi Talbot (vocals), Roisin Dillon (fiddle), Mirella Murray (accordion).
20088#3
[LRCB] Lough Ree Ceili Band. Keep 'er Lit. Live from Spanish Point. Johnnie Duffy (banjo), Brendan Doyle (accordion), Liz Ryan (piano), Colin Butler (drums).
~20137#2
[JAbrt 1] Joey Abarta. Swimming against the Falls. Snámh in aghaidh easa. Joey Abarta (pipes).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Humours of Whiskey
Sol 1
Rakes of Cashel
CTL 11
Castle Jig
LRCB
Tom Billy's Butcher's March
JAbrt 1
Played beforeOn Albums
Tailor's Thimble
ADB

Bibliography

According to my research, there are zero transcriptions that are musically very similar to this tune anywhere in the indexed books, regardless of tune title. Try my recommended links to other indexes if you need a transcription. To learn to play this tune, simply learn it from another musician or study the recording(s) listed above. See also: Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music.

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1979