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PIQUE'S SCOTTISH MEASURE. Scottish, Scottish Measure. G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Emmerson (1971) relates that Pique was the name of a famous dancing family, one of whom taught in Edinburgh in the 1760's. Dancer Charles Le Pique (sometimes given as Charles le Pic) was made an honorary member of the Conongate Kilwinning No. 2 Lodge in 1763. He was a pupil of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810) and taught ballet at the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg. He was both dancer and ballet-master at the King's Theatre in London after 1782. Le Pique resided at Skinner's Close, Edinburgh, in the 1770's.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: McGlashan (Collection of Scots Measures), c. 1780; p. 27.

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