Duke of Kent's March (2)

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DUKE OF KENT'S MARCH [2]. AKA and see "Slack Wire Equilibriums." English, March (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. In America, the march appeared in Thomas Ball's Gentleman's Amusement Book 2, published in Norfolk, Conn., c. 1815. The tune was employed for an entertainment by a rope dancer at Edinburgh's Royal Circus during the 1791 season; it was published by Neil Stewart under the title "Slack Wire Equilibriums."

Additional notes

Source for notated version: - the 1823-26 music mss of papermaker and musician Joshua Gibbons (1778-1871, of Tealby, near Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Wolds) [Sumner].

Printed sources : - Sumner (Lincolnshire Collections, vol. 1: The Joshua Gibbons Manuscript), 1997; p. 10.

Recorded sources: -



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