Royal Quickstep (1)
X: 1 % T:Royal Quick Step,The. TJD.08 T:Boys and Girls Come Out to Play,aka TJD.08 M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:1/4=120 S:T.J.Dixon MS1, Lincolnshire, 1798 R:quick step N:First d changed from crotchet to quaver A:Lincolnshire, Holton le Moor Z:vmp.R.Greig2010 K:G d|B2gc2e|d2BA2B|(ABA)c2A|"^all crotchets in MS"d2BG2d|! B2gc2e|d2BA2B|AcB AGF|G3G3:|! |:d|gag fef|gfe def|gag fef|(g3g2)d|! gag fef|gfe def|gag fef|g3 g2:|
ROYAL QUICKSTEP , THE. AKA - "Royal Quick Step." AKA and see "Rout (2) (The)." English, March (6/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The "Royal Quick Step" is contained in a few instrumental tutors of the second decade of the 19th century, including William Whitely's Instrumental Preceptor (1816, Utica, NY) and Ezekial Goodale's Instrumental Director (1819, Hallowell), however, it was composed in the late 18th century as a harmony part to the melody was printed by Thomas Calvert in his 1799 collection. Calvert was a musician from Kelso, Scotland, and a note with the collection states that Calvert supplied “a variety of music and instruments, instruments lent out, tun’d and repaired.” In North American, the tune was entered in the 1793 music copybook of Miss Caroline Rachel Frobisher of Montreal, Canada, and the 1819 manuscript collection of Daniel Henry Huntington (Onondaga, NY). English musicians' manuscript collections also contain the tune, including Rev. R. Harrison (c. 1815, Temple Sowerby, Cumbria), James Winder (1835-41, Lancashire), and T.J.Dixon (1798, Lincolnshire). Irishman John Clark (Dublin) entered the march in his 1793 manuscript.
Dance figures for the "Royal Quick Step" were printed in The treasures of Terpsichore; or, A companion for the ballroom, London dancing master Thomas Wilson's treatise on formal dancing. Being a collection of all the most popular English country dances, arrange alphabetically, with proper figures to each dance. By T. Wilson ...The earliest sound recording of a tune called “Royal Quickstep” (a rather generic-sounding title) is on the 2nd Barrel, 6th tune, of a mechanical Chamber Barrel Organ , hand-built by John Langshaw (1718-1798), Organ Maker, Lancaster, c. 1785. The organ is one of three surviving Langshaw organs.
Boston publisher Elias Howe printed the tune in two of his mid-19th century collections as "Rout (2) (The)."