Mr. Cosgill’s Delight

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MR. COSGILL'S DELIGHT. English, Country Dance Tune (2/2 time {Barnes, Raven}: 4/4 time {Williamson}). C Major (Barnes, Kirkpatrick, Raven): G Major (Williamson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Barnes, Kirkpatrick, Raven): One part (Williamson). The tune was printed in the Second Edition of the Third Volume of the Dancing Master (London, 1726, p. 83), then printed by John Young, heir to the Playford music publishing concern. It also appears in Walsh & Hare's Third Book of New Country Dancing Master (London, 1728). The melody appears in the 1718 music manuscript of English musician Thomas Bennet, simply as a generic “Gavot.” Cittern player Doc Rossi finds that “Mr. Cosgill’s Delight” is derived from “Corelli's Gavot,” a melody that occurs in the final movement of composer Archangelo Corelli’s [1] (1653-1713) Trio Sonata op. 2, No. 1 (1685).

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Kirkpatrick (John Kirkpatrick's English Choice), 2003; p. 23. Raven (English Country Dance Tunes), 1984; p. 19. Williamson (English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish Fiddle Tunes), 1976; p. 26.

Recorded sources: - Antilles 7003, Kirkpatrick & Hutchings - "The Compleat Dancing Master" (1973). Island HELP 17, "The Complete Dancing Master." Mally DMPCD0301, John Kirkpatrick - "Orlando's Return: 53 English Traditional Tunes" (2003).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]



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