Annotation:Chantreuse (The)

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X:1 T:Chantreuse, The M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Preston’s 24 Country Dances for the Year 1804 (No. 517, p. 219) N: “With proper tunes and directions to each dance, as they are performed at N:Court, Bath and all Public Assemblies.” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E|A2A AAc|B2G E2G|A2E c2A|B3 BBc| A2A A2F|G2A Bcd|E2A GFE|A3 A2:| e|a2e agb|a2f e2c|A2A Ace|f2B Bdf| a2e agb|a2f e2c|E2E EFG|A3 A2 (e/4f/4g/)| a2e agb|a2f e2c|A2A Ace|f2B Bcd| c2e efa|d2f fgb|ecA E2G|A3 A2||

CHANTREUSE, THE. AKA and see "Chant Russe." English, Country Dance Tune or Jig (6/8 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune appears under the "Chantreuse" title in Preston's (1804) and Charles Wheatstone's (1801) publications, but as "Chant Russe" in dancing Master Thomas Wilson's Companion to the Ball Room (London, 1816), and in the American publications of Edward Riley (Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 1, New York, 1814) and Thomas Balls (The Gentleman's Amusement, Book 2, Norfolk, 1815). See note for "Chant Russe" for more.

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Printed sources : - Preston (Preston’s 24 Country Dances for the Year 1804), 1804; No. 517, p. 219. Wheatstone (The Clarinet Preceptor), 1801; p. 59.

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