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Surrender of Paris is The Downfall of Paris

26 Jan
The 7th Reg.,Quick March Surrender of Paris .

The 7th Reg., Quick March Surrender of Paris, University of Birmingham.

Surrender of Paris, dated 1788, is the oldest version I have found of what is today known as The Downfall of Paris and its presence here is the result of a suggestion by Joe Whitney, Fifer, Drummer and resident of the state of  Virginia. After reading my article  Le Carillon National, Ah! Ca Ira and The Downfall of Paris, Mr Whitney directed me to this manuscript housed in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, University of Birmingham – (Finding number: SH 645)

Compared with The Downfall of Paris, Surrender of Paris has some interesting variants especially its Tag. If substantiated, the date of Surrender of Paris is  significant in context with the French Revolution and the tune Downfall of Paris.  I have up-dated my article  Le Carillon National, Ah! Ca Ira and The Downfall of Paris with this manuscript as well as further details and observations about the 7th Regiment provided by John C. Moon, former Musickmaster, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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. The Surrender of Paris appears on page five of a Tune Book inscribed Thos. Molyneux., English – 6th Regnt Shelburn, Nova Scotia.

Compared with The Downfall of Paris, Surrender of Paris has some interesting variants especially its Tag. If substantiated, the date of Surrender of Paris is  significant in context with the French Revolution and the tune Downfall of Paris.  I have up-dated my article  Le Carillon National, Ah! Ca Ira and The Downfall of Paris with this manuscript as well as further details and observations.

 
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