Blow bugle blow


Dave Gittins

Member
Apr 11, 2001
4,993
229
258
It's always said that bugler P Fletcher called everbody to dinner by playing "The Roast beef of old England". Catch is, you can't play that tune on an ordinary bugle. A bugle can only play notes of the harmonic series and the tune requires a ful diatonic scale, plus an accidental.

Did he use a keyed bugle, a valve bugle or some other instrument? I'd almost bet on a cornet, which was a common instrument, played by thousands of working men in brass bands.

Or did he play another tune altogether?
 
E

Emily Bisignano

Guest
You might wanna check on another website or look for it on a search engine. Google.com is really good. I honestly don't know about that:p I wouldn't doubt about the cornet though.
 

Ricky B

Member
Apr 22, 2015
35
3
58
Hi,

When the first and second bugle calls were made in first class to notify passengers for lunch and dinner, where was the location(s) of these calls? Could most passengers hear them?

Many thanks :)
 

Similar threads