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X:1 T:Pas Seul [5] N:(Danced by) “Miss Elisabeth Urquhart, Bothwell Castle.” M:C L:1/16 R:Strathspey B:Archibald Duff – A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c. B:Book First (Edinburgh, c. 1812, pp. 12-13) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105810922 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:Bb P:Andante E2|D3E {DE}F3E D2B2 BABd|D3E (FE).F.D (A,C).F.A .c2.d2|D3E F/>E/F/>E/ .D2.B2 .F2.d2|(ed)T.c.B- A.g.f.e .d2.B2.B2:| ~f2|d'3c'/b/ (3agf (3edc|.B2~.f2.d2~.B2|f3db3f d'3b (3fdB A2c2c2~f2|d'3c' {b}b-a.b.g {g}f-=e.f.g a-d.g.a| b-g.a.b c'.a.b.g f2.b2.b2(bc')|d'(bab) c/aga bg^fg a=f=ef|g_)ed_.e (fB).g.B A2c2c2(fg/a/)| [d4b4][e4g4] [A2c2][A2f2] {e}!fermata!d2 (B/c/d)|e3d (3cdB (3ABG F2B2B2|| P:Allegro M:3/8 L:1/8 f2B|e2d|cdB|{BcB}A2F|.F.G.A|.B.c.d|{f}e2d|c2d|f2c| e2d| cdB|{B}A2F|.F.G.A|Bcd|B2 d/c/|B2z:|[Ac][Ac][GB]|[F2A2][FA]|G2F| FAc|dBG|F2 A/G/|F2 z|GGG |e2e|dc=B|c z z|FFF|dB.B| (Bd).c|{B}!fermata!A2d|f2c e2d|dc.B|(BA).F|.F.G.A|B2 d/c/|B2 d| (de).c|f2d|(de).c|f2F|FGA |Bcd|{f}e2d|c2d|(de).c|f2d| (de).c|f2F|.F.G.A|.B.c.d|B2c|B2|| P:Finale M:2/4 L:1/8 .B.B .A.A|(B/F/).B/d/ c/B//A./.c/|BB AA|(B/F/).B/.d/ (c/B/).A/.c/| fg/f/ (e/d/).c/.B/|(A/B/).c/.A/ F>E|DB (d/c/).B/.A/|B2B2:| df (e/d/).c/.B/|ATB {AB}cF|d.d/.c/ (B/A/).G/.F/|=E/F/G/E/ Cz| .c.c .d.d|.c.c .d.d|(d/c/)B/A/ (A/G/).F/=E/|!fermata!F2zF| .B.B .A.A|.B(fdB)|.B.B .A.A|.B(fdB)|(fg/f/) (e/d/).c/.B/| (A/B/).c/.A/ (F/G/).F/.E/|DB (d/c/)(B/A/)|.B.B eg|(fB)(eg)| .f.B.e.g|f2 !fermata!zB|fg/.f/ .e/.d/.c/.B/|(A/B/).c/.A/ .F/.G/.F/.E/|DB d/c/B/A/| Bb/g/ a/f/g/=e/|(f/d/).B/.B/ (e/c/).A/.A/|(f/d/).B/.B/ (e/c).A/.A/|B{g}bB2||



PAS SEUL [5]. Scottish, Dance Suite. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. "Pas Seul [5]" was printed in Montrose and Aberdeen dancing master and musician Archibald Duff's Choice Selection (c. 1812). Pas seul refers to a 'solo dance', and Duff's collection has a number of them arranged as suites, probably to be danced by his adolescent female pupils, perhaps as a showcase. The dance, choreographed to several tunes, is lost, but Duff included the name of his student, Miss Elisabeth Urquhart, Bothwell Castle. See also Duff's tune "Miss Mary Ann Urquhart's High Dance", presumably for a sister.


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Printed sources : - Archibald Duff (A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c., Book First), Edinburgh, c. 1812; pp. 12-13.






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