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MARKET CHORUS. French, Polka or Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune appears as an air in Daniel François Esprit Auber's  (1782-1871) opera Masaniello or La Muette de Portici (1828), the piece often published as "the Favorite" or "The Celebrated" Market Chorus, performed in England at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The "Market Chorus" (Au marché qui vient) appears in the market scene, Act III. It was published in England by Hodsall in 1828. It was a popular piece in Britain and on the Continent, and spawned a variety of arrangements, variously for voice, band, orchestra and piano-forte.
The tune also appears in such period publications such as the Royal Keyed Bugle Tutor (London, 1830), published by Z.T. Purday.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880's; No. 8, p. 22.