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62                 MILITARY MUSIC AND ITS STORY.
"March of the ScottLh Archers."
(Eighteenth Century.)
cavalry,.six men sufficed for a band, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons,7 and in the infantry a band of eight performers (two oboes added to the preceding) was rarely exceeded. Here and there a flute, trumpet or bugle8 were adopted, but usually at the expense of
'Hinde, " Discipline of the Light Horse," 1778.
* Mr. W. Barclay Squire in the new " Grove's Dictionary " tells
us that bugle-horns were first mentioned in 1792. This is wrong.
Grose ("Military Antiquities "—first edition) says that in the
year 1761 there were some trops of Light Dragoons who used
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