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146 The National Music of America.
the other side. The fife and drum attached to Colonel Pickering's regiment, as it marched from Salem to Lexington, April 19, 1775, played a tune called " The Black Sloven." It is preserved in an old book of manu­script music still existing in the Essex In­stitute at Salem. It is as follows :
COL. PICKERING'S MARCH TO LEXINGTON.
It will be seen that neither side had much advantage in the quality of its music.
But the subject of national music ought not to be finally judged by the analytical tests of the technical musician. When a
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