New Allemand (1) (The)

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NEW ALLEMAND [1], THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. One of several different period "New Allemands." This particular tune was also entered into the 1780-1804 music manuscript collection of fife player John Fife as "The New Allimand, Quick Step" indicating his use of it as a march. Fife was perhaps from Perthshire, although there are references to battles in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean seas, so he was also perhaps aboard ship.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Samuel, Ann & Peter Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 5), London, 1788; No. 191, p. 95.

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