Oxford Minuet (1)

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OXFORD MINUET [1]. Old-Time, Dance Tune (March & Two-step). USA; Arizona, New Mexico, Texas. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. Oxford Minuet is a ballroom couple dance once popular at square dances in the southwest United States. It is a composite dance, with strain of the music played at a different tempo. Viola Ruth's version conforms with the c. 1890's sheet music [1].

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Source for notated version: Forrest Delk (Grant County, New Mexico) [Christeson].

Printed sources: R.P. Christeson (Old Time Fiddlers Repertory, vol. 2), 1984; p. 121. Page (Northern Junket, vol. 2, No. 4); p. 18. Ruth (Pioneer Western Folk Tunes), 1948; No. 62, p. 23.

Recorded sources:

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




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