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ORLEANS BAFFLED. English, Country Dance Tune (3/2 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. The melody and country dance instructions ("Longways for as many as will") appear in all four editions of London publisher John Young's Second Volume of the Dancing Master [1] (1710 to 1728), and Walsh & Randall's The New Country Dancing Master, Second Book (London, 1710), Walsh & Hare's Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719), and son John Walsh's The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Sixth (London, 1754). The title perhaps refers to Philippe II (1674-1723), Duke of Orléans, a powerful member of the French royal family.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Sharp (Country Dance Tunes), 1909; p. 49.

Recorded sources: R2, The Telemann Society Orchestra - "The English Country Dancing Master" (2012).

See also listing at:
See the dance performed on youtube.com [2]




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