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“The music of the Army…” by John U. Rees ¬©1993, 2002


An Abbreviated Study of the Ages of Musicians in the Continental Army

(Originally published in The Brigade Dispatch Vol. XXIV, No. 4, Autumn 1993, 2-8.)

The musicians of the Continental Army have long been relegated to a minor role in comparison to those soldiers who carried muskets or commanded troops in battle. In actuality the duties they performed … Continue reading


OLD GAMES


OLD GAMES – SINGING GAMES & NURSERY RHYMES PART 3

SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES PART 3

Clapping Games: A clapping game is usually played by two players and involves clapping as an accompaniment to a rhyme. Clapping games are found throughout the world and similar games may be known throughout large areas with regional variations. The rhyme helps … Continue reading


OLD GAMES – SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES PART 2


SINGING GAMES AND NURSERY RHYMES PART 2

“Catching” Games In these games, two players make an arch while the others pass through in single file while singing a song. The arch is then lowered at the end of the song to “catch” a player. Perhaps the most common example of such a game is “London Bridge is Falling Down.” … Continue reading


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