Dorsetshire Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Dorsetshire Hornpipe M:C L:1/8 R:Hornpipe Q:"Allegro" B:Thomas Wilson - Companion to the Ball Room (1816, p. 139) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb fe|d>cde fedc|B>ABd F2 FE|DFBd edcB|A2c2c2 fe| d>cde fedc|B>ABd F2 FE|DFBd ceAc|B2B2B2|| AB|cBAG FGAB|c2c2c2 Bc|dcBA GABc|d2d2d2 FE| DF B2 EG c2|FB d2 GB e2|d2 cB FBAc|B2B2B2||



DORSETSHIRE HORNPIPE, THE. English, Hornpipe. D Major (Kennedy, Raven): B Flat Major (Howe, O'Neill, Wilson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. One of the tunes associated by Emmerson (1971) with the stage character solo-hornpipe dance. The melody also can be used for a schottische. The name Dorset stems from the Latin term Dornsaete, signifying the people whom made their homes around the Roman city of Dorchester (Matthews, 1972).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Wilson's Companion to the Ball Room (1816) [O'Neill].

Printed sources : - Kennedy (Fiddlers Tune Book, vol. 1), 1951; No. 12, pg. 6. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 633. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 319. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 166. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 139.






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