Middletown Hornpipe

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X:1 T:Middletown Hornpipe M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Hornpipe C:M. Higgins B:Original Dances, Waltzes & Hornpipes for the Violin (1829, p. 5) B:Composed by M. Higgins. New York. Published by Firth & Hall, 1 Franklin Sq. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F c/B/|A/F/c/A/ f/c/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ f/e/d/c/|d/B/A/B/ G/A/F/G/|E/F/D/E/ Cc/B/| A/F/c/F/ f/c/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ f/e/d/c/|d/B/A/B/ c/f/e/g/|fFF:| |:c|g/a/b/g/ e/c/d/e/|f/e/f/c/ a/g/a/f/|g/a/b/g/ e/c/d/e/|f/e/f/d/ c/A/B/G/| C/F/A/c/ D/G/B/d/|E/G/c/e/ f/e/f/d/|c/f/B/f/ A/f/G/e/|fFF!D.C.!:||



MIDDLETOWN HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody appears among the music manuscripts of 19th century Setauket, Long Island, fiddler and painter William Sidney Mount (1807–1868). It is the same "Middletown Hornpipe" that was printed in Original Dances, Waltzes & Hornpipes for the Violin, by Michael Higgens, published in 1829 (p. 5).


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - violinist Gilbert Ross [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; p. 597. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 207.

Recorded sources : - Folkways FW32379, Gilbert Ross - "The Cradle of Harmony: William Sidney Mount's Violin and Fiddle Music" (1976). Kim & Jim Lansford - "New Harmony" (1996).

See also listing at :
Hear Missouri musicians Jim and Kim Lansford's 1996 version at Slippery Hill [1]



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