Glory of the West (The)

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GLORY OF THE WEST, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The air appears in London publisher John Playford's English Dancing Master, from the very first edition of 1650 through the conclusion of the long-running series, with the 18th edition of 1728, then published by John Young. Playford also included it in his A Booke of New Lessons for the Cithern & Gittern" [1] (1652), Musick's Delight on the Cithren (1666), and Musick's Handmaid (1678, p. 34). Walsh published it in all three editions of The Compleat Country Dancing Master (London, 1718, 1735, 1754). It was known to Welsh harpers as "Blodeu'r Gorllewin" or "Blote'r Gorllewin" (Flowers of the West).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barlow (Complete Country Dances from Playford's Dancing Master), 1985; No. 28, p. 22. Chappell (Popular Music of the Olden Time), vol. 1, 1859; pp. 323-324. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 46. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 19.

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