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18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:31 am
by blastfromthepast
Hi all

Don't know if this is an area that interests anyone here, but when Sophie and I aren't making people's ear bleed with bagpipes, shawms and rauschpfeifen I research lost country dance tunes from the 18th century. I've recently set up an online tune collection that's free to access. It can be found at http://18thcenturytunes.wordpress.com/

Hope you find it interesting!

Cheers

chris :)

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:11 pm
by Fox
Crackin'.

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:39 pm
by Foxe
Excellent stuff!

If you ever happen across the 'lost' tune of Two English Travellers I'll buy you a beer.

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:52 am
by blastfromthepast
Four new tunes added - 'Trip to Parnassus' and 'Mrs Garrick's Delight' courtesy of Paul Dennard and 'The Accomplished Maid' and 'The Rover Reformed' courtesy of the lovely Becky Price of Boldwood. Thanks for the kind comments - and Foxe - it shall be my utmost priority on my next trip to the Smoke! :-)

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:29 pm
by Foxe
Awesome!

There is a copy of the score on one of the Pepys collection ballads (Rome's Doctor IIRC), but it's not actually the tune: it's a couple of lines from Lilliburlero, and a couple of lines of random notes, and it doesn't fit the metre of the song...

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:12 am
by blastfromthepast
Seven more added today.

9/8s - I Hope to Marry Charlie, Lodoiska

6/8s - The Shipwreck'd Boy, Success to Lord Howe and Irish Frolick

2/4s - Keep It Up

4/4s - The Hardy Sailor

Enjoy!

Chris :-)

PS - Foxe - I only had a few hours on this trip and needed to prioritise researching jigs suitable to be played on octave and 1/2 bagpipes, but will do my best to track down the song next time. Sorry! :)

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:15 pm
by Jane
Well done Chris - excellent service! Thanks for sharing your discoveries with the wider world.

Don't know what you can mean about the sound of bagpipes, rauschpfeife and shawms - music to my ears!

See you soon
Jane

http://www.piva.org.uk
http://www.myspace.com/pivarenaissancemusic

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:29 pm
by Tamsin Lewis
Fantastic website!

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:05 pm
by blastfromthepast
Thanks for the kind comments guys! A few more added the other day - A Health to All Honest Men, Britain's Glory and Man the Mizar - and a very nice bloke in Manchester has just posted me a complete photocopy of the third edition of Walsh's Compleat Dancing Master (c1730) so watch this space! :-)

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:37 pm
by Tamsin Lewis
Walsh's dancing master is online here http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Compleat_Coun ... r_(Various) if it is easier to work from...

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:44 pm
by blastfromthepast
Thanks for that Tamsin! I haven't looked at the 4th edition yet so I'll have a ferret through over the next few days or so. From what I can tell, Walsh is similar to Playford in that although certain tunes are common to all editions, there are some tunes that only appear in certain editions. At a glance this seems to be the case with Walsh 3 and 4, so it should make for interesting reading.

Chris

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:53 pm
by SteveC
Tamsin Lewis wrote:Walsh's dancing master is online here http://imslp.org/wiki/The_Compleat_Coun ... r_(Various) if it is easier to work from...

That link seems to point to an empty page at the moment.

S

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:18 pm
by Megane Peaks
If you click on the words main page in the left hand column it takes you to the site.

Hope this helps.

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:14 pm
by blastfromthepast
blastfromthepast wrote:Thanks for the kind comments guys! A few more added the other day - A Health to All Honest Men, Britain's Glory and Man the Mizar - and a very nice bloke in Manchester has just posted me a complete photocopy of the third edition of Walsh's Compleat Dancing Master (c1730) so watch this space! :-)


Correction to last despatch - it's actually Walsh's Third Book of Jiggs (and stuff) not the Dancing Master. There's a lot of stuff that John Offord's already published in his excellent book John of the Green: The Cheshire Way but a couple of corking 3/2s that I haven't seen elsewhere - Ratclift Cross and Polly Peachum's Hornpipe (which is crying out to be played as a set with Mack the Knife!) I've added them both to the site. More to follow.

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:52 pm
by Grymm

Re: 18th century tunes - new website

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:10 am
by blastfromthepast
Well, there goes my summer.... :)

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:56 pm
by frances
Hi,

Do you know these people?

http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/manuscripts.htm

They collect family manuscripts and make them available for us to play. It is a huge project. I think they have around 100 previously unknown manuscripts, some 18th century.