Lady Terfichen's Rant (1)

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LADY TERFICHEN'S RANT [1]. AKA - "Lady Tarsichens Rant." Scottish, English; Rant or Reel. England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. Printed by an anonymous publisher around 1730 (Alburger, 1983). The tune also appears in John Walsh's Third Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (London, 1735, p. 37), and in London musician Thomas Hammersley's 1790 music manuscript collection. Seattle points out that the opening measures of the tune makes it "modally ambiguous."

Source for notated version: William Vickers' 1770 music manuscript book [1] (Northumberland) [Seattle].

Printed sources: Kennedy (Traditional Dance Music of Britain and Ireland: Reels and Rants), 1997; No. 100, p. 25. Kerr (Merry Melodies), vol. 4; No. 124, p. 15 (appears as "Lady Terfichen"). Seattle (Great Northern/William Vickers), 1987, Part 2; No. 396. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1815; p. 72.

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