Quarter Browles (The)

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QUARTER BROWLES, THE. AKA - "Quarter Brawle," "Branle Quatre Branles," "Vier Branslen (Die)." English, "Pan European;" Country Dance Tune (4/4 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. This dance tune dates from the mid 16th century and appears to have originated on the Continent. It was published in Tielman Susato's Dancerye of 1551 (Susato was a sackbutt player in the Antwerp City Band), but Merryweather (1989) states it was popular in England as early as 1565.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Merryweather (Merryweather’s Tunes for the English Bagpipe), 1989; p. 21.

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