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X:1 T:Miss Frances Russell N:c.f. Duke of York's Quickstep M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune B:Archibald Duff – A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c. B:Book First (Edinburgh, c. 1812, p. 16) Q:"Allegretto" B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105810922 N:Archibald Duff (c. 1770-c. 1840?) was a musician (along with his brother Charles) and dancing N:master, of Montrose and Aberdeen, and is recorded as being a Professor of Music residing at N:Clayills Cottage, Aberdeen in 1837. N:The volume is dedicated to Lady Mary Ramsay of Balmain Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb .B.B .c/.B/.c/.A/|.B.B (c/B/).c/.A/|.B.B .c.c|.d.d .e/.c/.A/.F/|.B.B (c/B/).c/.A/|.B.B (c/B/).c/.A/| .B.B .c.c|(d/e/).c/.A/ B2:||:Bb- b.f/.d/|ce- e.d/.c/|.B.d.B.d|(c/B/).A/.G/ .F.F| Bb bf/d/|ce- ed/c/|.B.d.B.d|(f/e/).d/.c/ B2:||:F>EDF|GG E2| (c/d/).e/.c/ (B/A/)(G/F/)|.B/.c/.d/.e/ .f/.g/.a/.b/|F>EDF|GG E2|(c/d/e/).c/.A/.F/.E/.C/|B,BB:|]



MISS FRANCES RUSSELL. AKA and see "Duke of York's Quickstep (The)." Scottish, March or Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune is cognate but not identical with the march "Duke of York's Quickstep (The)." It may have been intended as the last movement of Montrose dancing master and musician Archibald Duff's "Pas Seul (7)", a dance suite for one of his students, or it may have been a stand-alone tune, perhaps for another of his students.


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Printed sources : - Archibald Duff (A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c., Book First), Edinburgh, c. 1812; p. 16.






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