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Alexander Reinagle, Federal March
Alexander Reinagle, a friend of George Washington, is said to have entertained the framers of the U. S. Constitution by giving concerts on the organ of a nearby hall. It is possible that this composition had its genesis as one of the pieces composed for these occasions. Its most famopus performance, however, was given by a band on the occasion of the Grand Parade in Philadelphia on July 4, 1788. The original orchestration is unknown, although Reinagle later published this arrangement for "piano, violin or German flute." The word "Trumpets" at two places in the score suggests that these instruments may have been used here. I am including this on my website as a piece of music that may reasonably be played on any keyboard instrument, including the organ.

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Louis Alexander Reinagle (1756-1809)
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