Manchester Hornpipe (3)

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X:23 T:Manchester Hornpipe [3] A:England;London M:3/2 L:1/8 Q:1/2=100 S:J.Walsh,Third Book of the most celebrated jiggs,etc 1731 Z:Pete Stewart, 2004 <> with vmp revisions K:FDor %Double-tonic on Eflat and F - (a bagpipe thing) A2F4f2f2ed|e2B4A2G2FE|A2F4f2a2gf|f2c4B2A2GF|| A2F2B2G2c2A2|e2B4A2G2FE|A2F2B2G2c2A2|f2c4B2A2GF|| fgaf g2a2b2ag|a2gfg2a2=e2dc|fgafg2a2b2ag|f2c4B2A2GF|| FGAF A2c2A2c2|EFGEG2B2G2B2|FGAF ABcA cd=ec|f2c4B2A2GF|| f2F4fga2gf|g2E4gab2ag|a2F4Bc _d2cB|c2e4B2A2GF|| c2f4g2a2gf|B2f4g2a2gf|A2f4g2a2gf|c2f4B2A2GF|| fgaf gabg fgaf|g2e4B2G2FE|fgaf gaba fgaf|f2c4B2A2GF|| ABc2Bc_d2c=de2|B2G4A2G2FE|ABc2Bc_d2c=d=e2|f2c4B2A2GF|]

MANCHESTER HORNPIPE [3]. English, "Old" or Triple Hornpipe (3/2 time). D Minor (Walsh): E Minor (Offord): C Minor (Walsh). Standard tuning (fiddle). ABC (Offord): ABCDEFGH (Offord): AABBCCDDEEFFGG (Walsh). John Offord (1990) compares this tune with a typical Galliard and finds many rhythmic similarities. The melody appears in Walsh's Third Collection of Lancashire tunes (Lancashire Jigs, Hornpipes, Joaks, etc.) published around 1731. John Offord (1985) sees the tune as a development of composer Henry Purcell's "Enfield Common."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Offord (John of the Green: Ye Cheshire Way), 1985; p. 19. Offord, English Dance and Song, vol. 52, No. 2, Summer 1990; p. 3.

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