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  • The World Turned Upside Down

    The World Turned Upside Down

    Inspiration for selections performed on this new CD from Colonial Williamsburg came from a collection of fife and drum music played at the Battle of Yorktown - the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.

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    Inspiration for selections performed on this new CD from Colonial Williamsburg came from a collection of fife and drum music played at the Battle of Yorktown - the final battle of the American Revolutionary War. Today, the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg carry forward the tradition of military music heard on the battlefields of Yorktown. Legend has it that the British played a tune called "The World Turned Upside Down" the day they surrendered. Although historians find no record of the tune being played that day, they do know many pieces that were, and the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg perform selections from the battlefield on this CD. Also included is a short video clip of the Fifes and Drums of Colonial Williamsburg at work.





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