The first movement "Fort St. Frederic" is a dance form with a fugal ending and represents the French and formal Baroque style of the period. The second, British, movement, titled " His Majesty's Fort at Crown Point" combines traditional tunes with original harmonization. "Garrison Grounds at Crown Point" is the third, American, movement and uses the William Billings tune "Chester" combined with an original folk song style to end the piece with a lively fiddle tune.
The Day Peckinpaugh will be accompanied by four tugboats. The celebration will feature welcoming speeches to the crew by dignitaries and additional music performances by local groups.
The stop in Crown Point is one of two the Day Peckinpaugh will make in upstate New York as the ship makes it way along the 2009 legacy voyage. For more information on quad centennial events visit www.exploreny400.com