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X:25 T:Lord St.Vincent's Hornpipe. BHp.25 M:C L:1/8 N:Notes are missing at the end of all three lines. Bar 5 N:is a repeat of bar 1 and the final bar follows the pattern N:of bar 8. Rests are used in bar 11 to the duration of the missing notes. N:Last two notes of bar 10-Looking at the pattern of the tune I strongly suspect these to be DE R:.Hornpipe Z:vmp. Peter Dunk 2013/15 B:Blackman - A Selection of the most favorite Hornpipes for the Violin ca1810-22 Q:1/4=140 K:Bb fe|d2B2B2dB|cBAG F2 FE|DFBF GecB|A2F2F2fe| d2B2B2dB|=e2c2c2cB|Acfa dbg=e|f2f2f2:| |:fe|dBAB dBAB|GEDE GE"NB"DE|cded edcB|A2F2F2de| fBAB gBAB|aBAB bBAB|GBce dBcA|B2B2B2:|

LORD ST. VINCENT. AKA - "Lord St. Vincent's Hornpipe." AKA and see "St. Vincent's Hornpipe," "Vincent's," "Vinton’s Hornpipe." English, Hornpipe. A very popular hornpipe found in many printed an manuscript collections under a variety of titles, including "Vinton’s Hornpipe," "Lord St. Vincent('s Hornpipe)," "St. Vincent's Hornpipe," "Silver Box (The)" and "O'Fenlon's Hornpipe." Professor Samuel Bayard thinks the "Silver Box (The)" hornpipe, dated c. 1770 (in Alfred Moffat and Frank Kidson's Dances of the Olden Time, 1912; p. 31), is a simple, perhaps early, version of the tune. As "Lord St. Vincent's," "St. Vincent's Hornpipe" or "Vincent's Hornpipe" the tune appears in several 19th century publications and manuscripts. It was printed under this title in Thompson's Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1799 (p. 33) and also appears as "Lord St. Vincent" in the mid-19th century music manuscript papers of Long Island painter and musician William Sidney Mount [1]. Shropshire musician John Moore included it in his 1837-1840 music manuscript as "St. Vincent's Hornpipe," dropping the 'Lord' from the title. John Burks' music manuscript, dated 1821, has a similar version (as "Vincent's Hornpipe") to Moore's, including being set in the key of B Flat.

All of these titles honor Admiral John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent (1735-1823), a contemporary of the celebrated Lord Horatio Nelson's and himself a hero of the Napoleonic Wars and the victor of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent. The title "Vinton's", by which the tune appears in the Boston, Massachusetts, publisher Elias Howe's various volumes (from the mid-19th century on) is a probably a corruption of the original title honoring Jarvis. The piece is in the repertoire of Missouri fiddler Kelly Jones (b. 1947) who, having the ability to read music, learned the melody from Cole's 1000 Fiddle Tunes, as previous generations of sight-reading mid-western fiddlers had learned this and similar tunes from both Cole's 1000 and its predecessor, Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), both Howe publications that included directions for a contra-dance to the tune. Indeed, the tune seems common to many of Howe's publications, notes Paul Tyler, and first appears in the 1844 edition of his Musician's Companion (p. 61) {containing 18 setts of cotillions arranged with figures, and a large number of popular marches, quick-steps, waltzes, hornpipes, contra dances, songs, &c.&c.}. O'Neill prints the tune as "O'Fenlon's Hornpipe."

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Printed sources : - Blackman (A Selection of the Most Favorite Hornpipes for the Violin), c. 1812-22; No. 25.

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