Prince William of Gloucester's Waltz
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PRINCE WILLIAM OF GLOUCESTER'S WALTZ. English, Waltz. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABC. Barnes tune dates to c. 1801, but it was entered into the c. 1790 music manuscript book of musician John Fife (who was perhaps from Perthshire).
Prince William of Gloucester was the son of the Duke of Gloucester, who was King George III's younger brother. In 1816, he married his cousin Mary (daughter of George III and Queen Charlotte). See note for "Prince William of Gloucester's Favorite" for more.
Source for notated version: Preston (), 1801;
Printed sources: Barnes (English Country Dance Tunes), 1986. Keller (Playford Ball), 1990; p. 88.
Recorded sources: John Kirkpatrick - "One Man His Box" (1998).
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