Annotation:Rose (5) (La)

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X:1 % T:Rose [5], La M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Daubat – Cent Contredanses en Rond (1757), No. 12 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A (ec)(dB)|(cA)(BG)|(A/B/c/d/) ec|(Ac) (GB)|(ec) {e}(dB)|(ce) {b}(ac)|A2 A,2:| |:eaga|b/a/g/f/ ge|eaga | b/a/g/f/ e2| .e/(a/g/a/) .f/(a/g/a/)|.e/(a/g/a/) .f/(a/g/a/)|{g}f/e/d/c/ B2|A4:|]

ROSE [5], LA. French, Country Dance (2/4 time). A 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. In this case the title “La Rose” appears to be named after a female, as it is included in a section of tunes called by the first names of various women or girls.

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Printed sources : - Daubat (Cent Contredanses en Rond), 1757; No. 12.

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