X:1 % T:Rosalie, La M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Daubat – Cent Contredanses en Rond (1757), No. 14 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:F f/g/ | afc afc | gec gec | bag agf | e3 c2(d/e/) | fdB fdB | cBA GAB | AGF CFE | (F3F2) :| |: A/B/ | cAF cAF | fdB Bdf | dBG GBd | gba g2f | c3 B3 | Acf Acf | Acf agf | g3f2 :|
ROSALIE, LA. French, Country Dance (6/8 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. From the contradance book (tunes with dance instructions) of Robert Daubat (who styled himself Robert d’Aubat de Saint-Flour), born in Saint-Flour, Cantal, France, in 1714, dying in Gent, Belgium, in 1782. According to Belgian fiddler Luc De Cat, at the time of the publication of his collection (1757) Daubat was a dancing master in Gent and taught at several schools and theaters. He also was the leader of a choir and was a violin player in a theater. Mr. De Cat identifies a list of subscribers of the original publication, numbering 132 individuals, of the higher level of society and the nobility, but also including musicians and dance-masters (including the ballet-master from the Italian opera in London). Many of the tunes are written with parts for various instruments, and include a numbered bass.