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X:1 T:Allamand T:Allemand [8] M:2/4 L:1/8 Q:"Allegro" B:Archibald Duff – A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c. B:Book First (Edinburgh, c. 1812, p. 20) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105810922 N:Archibald Duff (c. 1770-c. 1840?) was a musician (along with his brother Charles) and dancing N:master, of Montrose and Aberdeen, and is recorded as being a Professor of Music residing at N:Clayills Cottage, Aberdeen in 1837. N:The volume is dedicated to Lady Mary Ramsay of Balmain Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb F|Bd Td2|ecTc>e|.d.B.A.B|(c/=B/).c/.d/ (c/A/).G/.F/|Bd d2|ecc>e|(e/d/).c/.B/ (A/B/).c/.d/|B2B:| |:f|bagf|.e.d.c.B|g>f (b/g/).f/.d/|dccf|.b.a.g.f|.e.d.c.B|F>B (A/B/).c/.d/|B2B:| |:e|.d/.B/.d/.B/ .d/.B/.d/.B/|.e/.c/.e/.c/ .e/.c/.e/.c/|d/B/d/B/ d/B/d/B/|c/B/A/G/ F/A/c/e/| d/B/d/B/ d/B/d/B/|.e/.c/.e/.c/ e/c/e/c/|e/d/c/B/ A/B/c/d/|B2B:|]



ALLEMAND [8]. AKA - "Allamand." Scottish, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Allemand [8]" was printed in Montrose and Aberdeen dancing master and musician Archibald Duff's volume Choice Selection (c. 1812, as simple "Allamand"), a volume filled with tunes for his choreographed dances for his young female pupils. This allemand tune is probably meant to be attached to the tune directly above it in his volume, "Miss Eliza Low's High Dance," so that the pair form a dance suite.


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Printed sources : - Archibald Duff (A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c., Book First), Edinburgh, c. 1812; p. 20.






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