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Comments about the soundtrack for The Patriot (John Williams)

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Re: Battle music in 'The Patriot'
• Posted by: Daniel Chapell
• Date: Monday, February 18, 2002, at 10:47 a.m.
• IP Address: clt88-139-020.carolina.rr.com
• In Response to: Battle music in 'The Patriot' (mike)

> Hey all! I've been trying to track this music down for a while, and I
> don't know what it is. it's the music played on the flute by some of the
> soldiers in the front line...just before the battle happens that gabrielle
> watches from the room in the house adjacent to the battle field.

> I really want to know what the name of this tune is... seems as though
> it's some sort of marching tune.

> Thanks for the help
The tune has two names actually. If you are American you would call it "Free America", if you are British, you would call it "British Grenadiers". It was used by both sides before, during, and after the war. Hope this helps!
Daniel




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