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X:1 T:Elfin Waltz L:1/8 M:3/8 S:Elias Howe - Diamond School for the Violin (c. 1861) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:G DGB|c2F|GBe|d3|DGB|d2F|AGB|D2d| DGB|c2F|GBe|d3|dcB|^GA>B|cD B/>A/|G2z|| d|dGe|dBd|gfe|d3|dGe|dBd|gfe|d2d|| DGB|c2F|GBe|d3|dcB|^GA>B|cD B/>A/|G2g| d3|f/e/d/c/B/A/|G2g|d3|f/e/d/c/B/A/|G2z:||

ELFEN/ELFIN WALTZ, THE. AKA and see "Cotillion (2) (The)." English, Scottish, American; Waltz. A Major (Raven): G Major (Kerr, Trim). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Raven, Trim): AA'BB'C (Kerr). Composed by the Bohemian composer, conductor and violinist Joseph Labitzky (1802-1881). Labitzky composed some 300 dance pieces during his career as conductor and soloist in Europe and England, where he was extremely popular. See also Ira Ford's version as "The Cotillion."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Howe (Diamond School for the Violin), c. 1861. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 11, p. 51. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 138. Trim (The Musical Legacy of Thomas Hardy), 1990; No. 45.

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