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REFORMATION, THE. English, Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. From the 1840 music manuscript book of John Rook (Multum in Parvo, or A Collection of Old English, Scotch, Irish, Welsh Tunes ), a musician from Waverton, near Wigton, Cumbria, England. Rook was a multi-instrumentalist, judging from the cover picture of his collection, and played what appears to be the Northumbrian small-pipes, bugle, flute, fife and fiddle, among others, as he indicates the collection is “for his amusement on the above instruments.” Rook attributed the melody to one “A.M. Hope.”
The title in the ms. is "The ____(?) Reformation" with the middle word so far indecipherable.
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