Brenhines Dido

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BRENHINES DIDO. English, Air (2/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. A version of "Queen Dido," a tune generally attributed to Dr. John Wilson, as it appears among his compositions in his Cheerful Ayres (Oxford, 1660), and attributed to Wilson by John Playford when he printed the tune in his Musical Companion (London, 1672). Blind Parry, a published "Brenhines Dido" in 1781, albeit "the second part of the air has got engrafted on to it a decided Welsh flavour. The fine, marked character of the original melody, purely English in style, has given place to another type." See also note for "When as the Greeks did enterprise."

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Printed sources: Blind Parry (British Harmony), 1781.

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