Francis Hopkinson's "Battle of the Kegs" - MIDI Bedding of the Bride - 18th/19th century Scottish dance tune, from Simon Fraser - MIDI Beeswing, Scottish/North England - Hornpipe by 19th Century fiddler James Hill, .................................the fiddle key, B flat - MIDI Beeswing In G, Same Hornpipe - in the dulcimer friendly key of G - MIDI Beau's Life, 18th Century Humorous song - in theoriginal key of Gm - MIDI Beau's Life In Am, 18th Century Humorous song - in the dulcimer friendly key of Am - MIDI Captain Mac Heath's Soliloqy - (Greensleeves Variant) - A cynical song, sung by Mac Health while in prison waiting to be hanged on Tyburn Tree.In A minor- MIDI Lumps of Pudding - Finale from the Beggar's Opera - As an instrumental in A minor - MIDI Over the Hills and Far Away - Lovesong from the Beggar's Opera, with lyrics, in G - MIDI Packington's Pound (Gamblers United) - With lyrics, in the original G minor - MIDI Packington's Pound (Gamblers United) - With lyrics, in A minor - MIDI Betaugh, James - See James Betagh MIDI Black Jack - 17th Century Playford tune, in F and in dulcimer friendly G - MIDI Blarney Pilgrim, Irish Jig, a great three part jig - MIDI Boatman - American, probably 19th Century minstrel - MIDI Bolt the Door (Jack's Health) - Two part Irish Jig - MIDI Bonaparte Crossing the Alps - Irish, Scot, American - MIDI Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine - American, Scot, Irish ?The composer who influenced him the most seems to have been the Flemish composer , a modernist who, although no longer a young man, was still in the middle of an avant-garde movement in the 1590s.
Most MIDI files are simple arrangements as instructional aids to learning the tunes.
A-Beggin' I Will Go - Traditional English humorous song - Em setting - MIDI Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - English, Medieval heritage - MIDI Ach du lieber Augustin - German song, good for Oktoberfest - MIDI The Agincourt Carol, from Henry V's victory in 1415 and the cover of Kitchen Musician Book #13 - MIDI Air by Fingal, Ancient Scottish harp air by Rory Dahl bass harmony (treble harmony version) - MIDI (Sir) Alexander Don's Strathspey - Scottish - Ancestor of "Auld lang syne"?
A mural from the tomb of Xu Xianxiu in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, dated 571 AD during the Northern Qi Dynasty, showing male court musicians playing stringed instruments, either the liuqin or pipa, and a woman playing a konghou (harp) Archaeological evidence indicates that music culture developed in China from a very early period.
Excavations in Jiahu Vilage in Wuyang County, Henan found bone flutes dated to 8,000 years ago, and clay music instruments called Xun thought to be 6,000 years old have been found in the Hemudu sites in Zhejiang and Banpo in Xi'an.
In Thailand he joined a blues band for a while before separating from the group and journeying throughout India on his own.