Pleyel's Whim

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PLEYEL'S WHIM. AKA - "Pleyel's Hornpipe," "Pleyel's Rondo." English, Reel (?); Irish, Hornpipe. England, North-West. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. An early printing of the tune was in London publisher John Preston's Entire New and Compleat Instructions for the Fife (c. 1796, p. 29), as "Pleyel's Rondo" (there were other parts to the Rondo beside the duple-time section; there was a 3/8 time section as well). It seems the tune known as "Pleyel's Hornpipe" or "Pleyel's Whim" was adapted as a dance tune from classical composer Ignaz Pleyel's longer Rondo.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Knowles (Northern Frisk), 1988; No. 50. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 2), 1881-1885; p. 157. O'Neill (O’Neill’s Irish Music), 1915; No. 379, p. 181.

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