Tony Barton wrote:Most useful, thanks for posting those. I've saved a great number of the Trumpet and Bugle calls from the tutor, in which is a truly exhaustive collection ... as a sometime player, one can only wonder at the sheer dedication required to master the repertoire, and one wonders how many actually managed it in practice ! I should imagine that twenty or so calls were all the average bugler needed to know, and which would be in use in daily Regimental life.
Redcoat 57 wrote:Thank you Frogsmile, for posting this! I am gobsmacked! What a wonderful resource the Farmersboys website is!
As you say the days of the bugle call are still within living memory (although it is hard to believe, the world having changed so much) but I had no idea the repertoire of bugle calls was so large. Did all the calls have words to go with them? I remember 'come to the cookhouse now boys, come to the cookhouse now' for dinner. This would certainly have helped with remembering the meaning and everyone would have to know the calls not just the buglers.
Can you provide any commentary on the photos? I would particularly like to know more about the first one.
colsjt65 wrote:This reminded me that my 65th Regiment re-enactment website includes the bugles calls for Part V, Light Infantry - XII.Words of Command and Bugle Sounds, from Field Exercises & Evolutions 1861.
I found an online music program and 'played' them on a 'trumpet'.
Also, a bugle call I found in Trumpet and Bugle Sounds for the Army, 1927. It is the call for the 1st Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. As this is the direct descendant of the 65th Regiment, I would guess that this is the call used during the 1860s.
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