Disbanded Officer (The)

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DISBANDED OFFICER, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (whole time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears in Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5 (London, 1788). The Disbanded Officer, or The Baroness of Bruschsal (1786) was a comedy adapted by James Johnstone from Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's original. It was performed at the Theatre Royal in the Hay-Market. The disbanded officer: or, The Baroness of Bruchsal: a comedy as performed at the Theatre Royal in the Hay Market, 1786. A regular translation of Lessing's play was published in 1799 as the School for Honour.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes, vol. 2), 2005; p. 31. Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1787), 1787; p. 23. Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), 1788; p. 23.

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