Butcher's Hornpipe (1)

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BUTCHER'S HORNPIPE [1], THE. English, Hornpipe. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Matt Seattle, in notes to his Great Northern Tunebook, an issue of the 1770 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician William Vickers, notes that the tune is an early example of the dotted duple hornpipe, a form more common to later centuries. "Butcher's Hornpipe" was printed earlier in the 18th century by London publisher J. Johnson in his Wright's Compleat Collection of Celebrated Country Dances, c. 1740-42, which Bruce Olson believes is probably itself a reprint of an earlier (though apparently lost) collection issued by dancing master Daniel Wright (see "Butcher's Hornpipe (3)" for Wright's triple-hornpipe version). A related version, also with the "Butcher's Hornpipe" title, appears in the William Calvert (Leburn, Yorkshire) manuscript of 1812.

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript collection (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 329.

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