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X:1 T:Biby, La M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Daubat - Cent Contredanses en Rond (1757), No. 5 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:C c>d | c>Gc>d | {d}e2 g>a | g>fe>d | {f}(e/d/c) c>d | c>Gc>d | {d}e2 g>a | g>fe>d | c2 :| |: G>A | G>gg>f |Tf2 G>A | G>ff>e |Te2 c>d | c>aa>g | g2 {f}ed/c/ | BcGB| {d} c2 :| K:C Minor (e/d/c) | cG (e/d/c) | c2 G>A | G>FE>D | (E/D/C) (e/d/)c | cG e/d/c | c G>A | G>FE>D | {D}C2 :| K:C G>B | B2 G>g |Tg2 G>A | G>g {g}f>e | {e}d2 c>d | c>aa>g | {a}g2 {f}ed/c/ | BcGB | {d}c2 :|

BIBY, LA. French, Country Dance (2/4 time). C Major ('A', 'B' and 'D' parts) & C Minor ('C' part). Standard tuning. AABBCCDD. From the contradance book (tunes with dance instructions) of Robert Daubat (who styled himself Robert d'Aubat de Saint-Flour), born in Saint-Flour, Cantal, France, in 1714, dying in Gent, Belgium, in 1782. According to Belgian fiddler Luc De Cat, at the time of the publication of his collection (1757) Daubat was a dancing master in Gent and taught at several schools and theaters. He also was the leader of a choir and was a violin player in a theater. Mr. De Cat identifies a list of subscribers of the original publication, numbering 132 individuals, of the higher level of society and the nobility, but also including musicians and dance-masters (including the ballet-master from the Italian opera in London). Many of the tunes are written with parts for various instruments, and include a numbered bass.

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Printed sources : - Daubat (Cent Contredanses en Rond), 1757; No. 5.

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