Annotation:Madame Del Caro's Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Madam Del Caro's Reel M:2/4 L:1/8 B:Campbell - 10th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances (1795; p. 6) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:Bb B>df>b|a>g g2|f>ed>c|d>e f2|B>df>b|a>gf>e|d>cB>A|B2 B,2:| |:B>df>b|(g/4a/<b) (g/4a/<b)|F>Ac>e|(d/4e/<f) (d/4e/<f)| B>df>b|(g/4a/<b) (g/4a/<b)|d>cB>A|B2B2:|]

MADAME DEL CARO'S HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Del Caro's Hornpipe." American, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Maria del Caro was a famous dancer of the late 18th, early 19th centuries (see Annotation:Del Caro's Hornpipe for more). The tune was the first published composition of a very young John Field [1] (1782–1837), an Irish pianist and composer, a pupil of Clementi, who spent much of his mature life in Russia. "Del Caro's Hornpipe", written when he was aged 15, was published by London publisher Broderip in 1797 (as "Del Caro's Hornpipe with Variations").
John Field (1782–1837)

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Printed sources : - Campbell (10th Book of New and Favorite Country Dances), 1795; p. 6. Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 113. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 150.

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