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X:1 T:Pas Seul [3] N:”Danced by Miss Frances Urquhart” M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:Archibald Duff – A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c. B:Book First (Edinburgh, c. 1812, p. 10) B: N:Archibald Duff (c. 1770-c. 1840?) was a musician (along with his brother Charles) and dancing N:master, of Montrose and Aberdeen, and is recorded as being a Professor of Music residing at N:Clayills Cottage, Aberdeen in 1837. N:The volume is dedicated to Lady Mary Ramsay of Balmain Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb B,|E2e G2e|E2B cBG|BGc BGE|(G<F)E C2D| E2e C2e|B,2d A,2c|B>cB AGF|(GF).E E2:| f|[e3g3][B3f3]|(ed).c c2d|eBG BGE|(GF).F F2f| [e3g3][B3f3]|(fg)=.a b2g|fdg fdB|(dc).B B2 (e/f/)| [e3g3][B3f3]|(ed).c c2d|eBG BGE|GFE C2D| (Ee).e (Ce).e|(B,d).d (A,c).c|B>cB AGF|GF.E E2||

PAS SEUL [3]. Scottish(?), Country Dance Tune (6/8 time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Pas Seul [3]" was printed in Montrose and Aberdeen dancing master and musician Archibald Duff's Choice Selection (c. 1812). Duff had several "Pas Seul" tunes -- actually sets of three melodies-- in his collection along with names of what probably were his dance students. The title for "Pas Seul [3]" records that it was "Danced by Miss Frances Urquhart", and it seems that Duff choreographed solo dances (pas seul) for several young women, probably his students. The other tunes in his "Pass Seul [3]" are "Thorn (The)" and the Irish slip jig "Grinder (The)."

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Printed sources : - Archibald Duff (A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c., Book First), Edinburgh, c. 1812; p. 10.

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