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Tune ID#193 (Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine)

Transcription of first 2 bars of Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine about these two bars
These two bars were transcribed by me from how this tune was played – the first time through – on the recording NR (details in the Discography below).
Basic musical information on this tune.
Rhythm ?Bars8-bar phrase structureMode ?
March32AABBA Dorian
Titles ? given to this tune in the sources listed below (plus notes of mine about this tune):
Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine / Napoleon Crossing the Rhine / Napoleon Crossing the Alps / Bonaparte Crossing the Alps / Bony Crossing the Alps / Boney Crossing the Alps / Napoleon ag Trasnú na nAlp / Tom Ash's March / Tom Ashe / The Ashe March (2nd in set Martin Wilson's on Fdl 2) (also in E) (compare as hornpipe #1133 and as song #1122; 1st part is used as accompaniment to song Wexford Fisherman #4435) (compare old-time setting as Bonaparte Crossing the Rocky Mountains included here in book FF)
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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).
19769#1
[Chi] Traditional Irish Music in America. Chicago. Frank Thornton (flute).
19945#1
[MH 2] Martin Hayes. Under the Moon. Martin Hayes (fiddle).
19995#2
[AMacN 1] Andrew Mac Namara. Dawn. Andrew Mac Namara (accordion).
20003#2
[NR] Charlie Piggott and Gerry Harrington. The New Road. Charlie Piggott (accordion), Gerry Harrington (fiddle).
200213#2
[HB 2] Harry Bradley. As I Carelessly Did Stray. . .. Harry Bradley (flute, whistle). For this tune: (high B flute).
~20042#2 (2:53)
[Boh 4] Bohola. 4. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, vocals, foot), Sean Cleland (fiddle), Pat Broaders (dordan, vocals), Kat Eggleston (vocals).
~20087#2 (3:09)
[Boh 5] Bohola. Jimmy Keane & Pat Broaders. Jimmy Keane (piano accordion, backing vocals, foot), Pat Broaders (vocals, bouzar, dordan).
~20098#2
[Fdl 2] Fidil. 3. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle), Aidan O'Donnell (fiddle), Damien McGeehan (fiddle).
20101#2
[MCnDMn] Mick Conneely and David Munnelly. 'Tis What It Is. Mick Conneely (fiddle, bouzouki), David Munnelly (accordion, melodeon).

Goes Well with . . .

In the above Discography, this tune is:

Played afterOn Albums
Battle of Aughrim
AMacN 1, NR
Wexford Fisherman
Boh 4, Boh 5
Farewell to Whiskey
HB 2
Martin Wilson's
Fdl 2
High Caul Cap
MCnDMn
Played beforeOn Albums
Mountain Lark
Boh 4, Boh 5
Irish Freedom March
Chi
Maid of Feakle
MH 2

Bibliography

Here are all transcriptions of this tune considering only the indexed books, listed in chronological order. I have discovered by careful comparison that these are musical matches to this tune as played on the recordings listed above.

Listing of published transcriptions of this tune.
As tune #1824 in [1850] Francis O'Neill and James O'Neill. O'Neill's Music of Ireland. [available]
On page 51 of [FF] David Brody. The Fiddler's Fakebook. [available]

If you are considering using the above transcriptions to help you learn this tune, I invite you to check these practical Tips for Learning Irish Traditional Music. See also: So why do you bother indexing books and abc?

Year of the oldest source for this tune, considering the recordings and transcriptions listed above (note that I concentrate on sources after 1900): 1903