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This Tune “was written by Judi Morningstar of the Ruffwater String Band and came to be named for a Detroit-based Christmas Country Contra held at St. Timothy’s Methodist Church. That contraThe main entrance to St. Timothy's Methodist Church in Detroit dance used a march mixer for its first dance, and the tune came to her while working on a set to play for it.” www.natunelist.net/march-of-saint-timothy

The tune is a good example of the use of arpeggios (the notes of a chord played one at a time), especially in the  B section. Be very careful to play a true low 2 on the c in measure 11 followed by  a  true high  2 on the F# in measure 12 in the fiddle.  I also had to practice the duples (two eighth notes) to keep the rhythm steady. Since each duple changes the direction of the bow for each successive arpeggio, I needed to decide whether to play the bowing as it comes, or do an up-up bow on the duple so the down bow comes on beat 1 every time. You decide what’s best for you to make it sound well as a march.

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