Martin Sett Cotillion Figure 1

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X:1 T:Martin Sett Cotillion Figure 1 C:”By Titus” M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Isaac Homan manuscript (Book 1, p. 4, 1851, Bellport, S:Long Island, NY) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A E|A/B/A/G/ Ac|e/f/e/^d/ ea|edcd|BEFG| A/B/A/G/ Ac|e/f/e/^d/ ea|edBc |A3|| e|c'2 ae|(e/d/^c/d/) (Bd)|ce f/e/d/c/|c2 Be| c'2 ae|.e/.d/(^c/d/) Bd|c/e/f/e/ c/e/G/B/|AcA!D.C.!|| K:Amin E|Ac/e/ Ac/e/|GB/e/GB/e/|Ac/e/ Ac/e/ |Be/g/ Be/g/| Ac/e/ Ac/e/ |GB/e/ GB/e/|Ac/e/ ef/g/ a2||

MARTIN SETT COTILLION FIGURE 1. American, Cotillion Part (2/4 time). A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABCA. The "Martin Sett" of tunes for a cotillion can be found in the 1851 music manuscript collection of Bellport, Long Island, ship-builder and musician Isaac Homan (Book 1, p. 4). Homan attributes the set of cotillions to "Homan", as he does a number of tunes and cotillion sets in his mss. Several of Titus's cotillion sets bare a man's first name, such as "Howard" or, here, "Martin". No first name was given for Titus with this tune, but further along in the manuscript he makes reference to 'Martin Titus'. Given the number of times Titus is mentioned in Homan's ms. it is obvious that he was a musician of significance to Homan. It may be that Homan was a local Bellport musician as well, and part of the musical community in that small village.

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