Princess Royal's Minuet (1)

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X:1 T:Princess Royal's Minuet [1] M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Minuet B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5 B:(Glasgow, 1797, No. 56) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D a4 fa|g4 e>c|d>fe>gf>a|a2g2f2|e3 f/g/ a/g/f/e/| d2c2d2|e>fg>efd|(fe)(dc)(BA)|a4 f>a|g4 e>c| d>fe>gf>a|a2g2f2|B3 (c/d/) (3efg|A3 (B/c/) (3def| (3gfe f2e2|{e}d6||f2f2e2|(ed) d2 (3def| g2g2f2|(fe) e4|g2f2b2|a2c2d2|e>fgefd| fedcBA|a4 f>a|g4 e>c|d>ee>gf>a|a2g2f2| B3 c/d/ (3efg|A3 B/c/ (3def|(3gfe f2e2|{e}d4||



PRINCES ROYAL'S MINUET [1]. Scottish, Minuet (3/4 time). D Major (Aird): B Flat Major (Manson). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Aird): AABB (Manson). Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal (1766-1828), was the oldest daughter of George III. The tune is credited to George Muschet in Manson's Hamilton's Universal Tune Book vol. 1 (1853, p. 10). "Princess Royal's Minuet", music and steps, appeared in the circulating library of dancing master F. Boutmont, "as it is Performed at the Opera, Pantheon & all Publick Assemblys. With an Explanation of all the Steps, and its Proper Figures" (c. 1780).


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Printed sources : - James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 5), Glasgow, 1797; No. 56. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune Book, vol. 1), 1853; p. 10.






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