Baden Baden Polka

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BADEN BADEN POLKA. Polka (2/4 time). D Major (first and second parts) & G Major (third and fourth parts). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCBCD. Baden-Baden is a German spa town. "Baden Baden Polka", is the first figure in Boston publisher Elias Howe's Military Polka Quadrille. It is usually attributed to Philippe Musard (1793-1859) (although he is sometimes listed as the arranger not the composer), and was first published around 1845. The tune also appears in the mid-1860's music manuscript collection of Idaho miner and musician Peter Beemer [1].

The cover for the c. 1845 sheet music for the Baden Baden Polka.



Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Elias Howe (Musician's Omnibus No. 1), 1863; p. 57.

Recorded sources:




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