Mr. Eaglesfield's New Hornpipe

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MR. EAGLESFIELD'S NEW HORNPIPE. AKA and see "Cobbler's Hornpipe (1) (The)." English, Country Dance Tune (3/2 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The tune dates to 1698 when it was published by Henry Playford in the Dancing Master, 9th Edition (p. 17). It was retained in the long-running series through the 18th and last volume, published in 1728 by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns.

Mr. Eaglesfield was a dancer and choreographer who died around the year 1700. He was the dancing master at Christopher Rich's Drury Lane Theatre during the 1699-1700 season, but died before July, 1700 (at which time notice of a new entry composed by him appeared, attributed to 'the late' Mr. Eaglesfield) [Highfill, Burnham & Langhans, Biographical Dictionary of Actors, vol. 5, 1978].

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 70.

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