Music for the Royal Tournament help

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by tubaloopy, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member

    Does anyone out there know the name of the tune that the Royal Navy Display Team used to "climb the rigging"?

    A link to it would also be v helpfull!!

  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Having just sent Jonathan a text, he thinks it may be something from HMS Pinafore.
  3. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member

    Not sure, if I remember correctly it is very slow and in 3/4 or 6/8.

    They go up one rung every bar or 2 bars I think.

    Anyone else?
  4. iancwilx

    iancwilx Well-Known Member

    I thought it was the "High Level Hornpipe" - not sure though.
    - Wilky
  5. SteveT

    SteveT Member

    It used to be "Portsmouth" when we accompanied them.
  6. Red Elvis

    Red Elvis Active Member

    Pretty sure I can remember it being done to "Eye level " ( the Theme tune to the detective series "Van der Vaalk " ) years back.
  7. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    I've got this feeling that when I played it in the Army, it was called Westwood Ho.
  8. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    I can't recall any specific tune played when I did it (climbed the mast) in HMS Ganges back in the 50s. However i will ask the question on the Ganges site
  9. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

  10. Binky

    Binky New Member

    There are various recordings of different years have a look at tg/detail/-/B000024DOL?v=glance
    Hope this helps:)
  11. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

  12. tubaloopy

    tubaloopy Member

    Thanks Hornblower, that is indeed the one.

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