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FÊTE CHAMPÊTRE. AKA and see "Corporation (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody first appears in Charles and Samuel Thompson's Complete Collection, vol. 4 (London, 1780). A different melody by the same name appears in the disparate music manuscript collections of London musician Thomas Hammersley (c. 1790), and Seabrook, New Hampshire musician Jeremiah Brown (c. 1782). A Fête Champêtre was a kind of 18th century garden party [1]

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 32. Thompson (Complete Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 4), 1780; p. 38.

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