Hutchinson, Paul (Editor): Sixty Country Dance Tunes 1786-1800


Sixty Country Dance Tunes 1786–1800 is a collection of rediscovered folk tunes, made available for the first time since the end of the eighteenth century.  Consultant editor and renowned folk musician Paul Hutchinson has curated this edition, bringing together the following original publications: 

Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1786
Cahusac’s Annual Collection of Twentyfour favorite (sic.) Country Dances for the Year 1800
Twelve Fashionable Country Dances for the Piano Forte or Harp for the Year 1800

These lively dances are presented as simple single-line melodies that appear alongside beautiful images of the original scores, which include the instructions for dancing. This volume provides an unmissable collection of music from an incredibly rich era of England’s folk music heritage. It will be of immense value to musicians looking for new repertoire and to those interested in finding out more about the history of music at this time.   

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The Expedition; Scotch Contention; The True Hibernian; Royal Review 1799; Sally Kelly ; Mrs Garden of Troop’s Strathspey ; The Nile Hornpipe ; Ramah Droog ; The Rout ; The L’Oriont ; Lord Keith’s Reel ; The Sigh ; Sir Sydney Smith’s Reel ; Whiskers; The City Ball ; Jackson’s Dream ; Roodulum; I Have a Wife of My Ain ; The Bugle Horn ; General Suwarrow’s Strathspey ; Trip to Barnard ; Scoop Bonnet ; Princess Amelia’s Waltz ; Lady C. Finch’s Reel ; Robinson’s Rant ; Princess Amelia’s Waltz ; Hopeless Love ; Lovers’ Vows ; Maidstone Barracks ; The Kentish Reel ; Old Maid’s Delight ; The Maniac ; A Trip to Plymouth or Stoke in an Uproar ; The Birdcatcher ; Miss Petley’s Fancy ; Miss Mary Horton’s Reel ; Barham Downs ; The Lavers ; My Love is but a Lassie yet ; The Light Heart ; Princess Caroline’s Waltz ; The Dutch Skippers ; Cyder and Perry ; The Bank Corps ; Little Sally

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Hutchinson, Paul (Editor)

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