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X:1 T:Away with Melancholy T:O dolce concento M:C L:1/8 R:Air B:Edward Riley – “Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 3” (1820, No. 75, p. 20) F: Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G d>c|{c}B2B2B2B2|{d}c4 z2 c>B|B>A A2A2TA2|{c}B4 z2 B>c|d2d2d2d2| c3d e2 dc|BB B2 AATA2|G2B2G2 {D}c>B|A2A2 z2{D}A2|B2B2z2B2| {d}c2c2c2c2|c2B2B3c|d2d2d2d2|e3f g2c2|BB B2 AATA2|G2B2G2||

AWAY WITH MELANCHOLY (O dolce concento). AKA - "Scottish, English, American; Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "O dolce concento" is a popular song by the famous Austrian composer wikipedia:Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart (1756-1791). It was widely printed in a variety of iterations, settings and arrangements, and it was a popular piece for variation sets. It was published in London under the title variant "O cara armonia" about 1813, and also issued in that city in an adaptation by Felice Radicati (1775–1820), who turned the melody into a “canone a tre voci” with chorus, orchestra, and harp. Mozart himself also incorporated the piece as "Das klinget so herrlich, das klinget so schön” in last opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) (K. 620) (1791), where it is sung by Monostatos and a chorus of slaves in Act I, sc. iii.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Kerr (Merry Melodies vol. 3); Glasgow, c. 1880's; No. 392, p. 43. Edward Riley (Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 3), New York, 1820; No. 75, p. 20.

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