Cabriolet (Le)

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X:1 T:Cabriolet, Le M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Daubat - Cent Contredanses en Rond (1757), No. 31 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D DD/D/ FA | DD/D/ GB | DD/D/ fa | {g}fe/d/ {f}ed/c/ | DD/D/ FA | DD/D/ fa | f/d/f/d/ e/c/e/c/ | dd/d/ d2 :| |: f>d f/d/f/d/ | e>c e/c/e/c/ | d>D F/D/F/D/ | AA/A/ A2 | DD/D/ FA | DD/D/ fa | f/d/f/d/ e/c/e/c/ | dd/d/ d2 :| |: d>f a/f/a/f/ | c>e g/e/g/e | d>f a/f/a/f/ | ee/e/ e2 | DD/D/ FA | DD/D/ fa | f/d/f/d/ e/c/e/c/ | dd/d/ d2 :|]

CABRIOLET, LE. French, Country Dance (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. A cabriolet is a light horse-drawn vehicle, with two wheels and a single horse. The tune and dance instructions are a contradance book 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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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Daubat (Cent Contredanses en Rond), 1757; No. 31.

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