Bonaparte's Retreat (Stepp, William Hamilton)

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Publisher. Info. Jacob L. Downer, 2016.
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Work Title Bonaparte's Retreat
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Composer Stepp, William Hamilton
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWS 1
Key C major or D major
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Traditional
Instrumentation violin (scordatura C, C g c' - but probably rather D, D A D' at a low pitch standard)
Related Works The 1937 recording of William H. Stepp was used as basis for "Hoedown" from Copland's ballet Rodeo
Extra Information Old American fiddle tune

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"Stepp's song [as recorded in 1937 and later adapted by Aaron Copland] is “a variation on a common fiddle tune called 'Bonaparte's Retreat' ..."

Listing Stepp as the composer of Bonaparte's Retreat here is done for convenience; he recorded a variation of it but did not himself compose it. Page Type thus changed to Arrangement.