Love in a Village (3)

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LOVE IN A VILLAGE [3]. AKA and see "Duke of Perth." English, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. There are several unrelated tunes called "Love in a Village," which takes its name from a 1762 ballad opera by Arne and Bickerstaff (see Love in a Village (1). The tune appears in a music manuscript by John Jackson, c. 1760. It has also been called "Lord Rockingham's Reel" and "Scamdens Cade," among other titles (see note for "Duke of Perth"). Lord Rockingham was the builder and first occupier of Wentworth Woodhouse, an 18th century mansion in Sussex. The reel appears in the Hardy family manuscripts (Dorset, mid-19th century) as "Love in a Village," but a version can also be found in the same source under the title "Duke of Riff's Reel" (i.e. 'Duke of Perth's').

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Trim et al (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy, vol. 1), 1990; No. 23.

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