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X:1 % T:Rufée, La M:6/8 L:1/8 S:Daubat – Cent Contredanses en Rond (1757), No. 48 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G GDG BGB | {e}d3B3 | {e}dcB AGF | FGA D3 | GDG BGB | d3e3 | dcB AGF | FEF G2G, :| |: BdB ceA | BAG FED | BdB ceA | B3A3 | GDG BGB | {e}d3e3 | {e}dcB AGF | FGA D3 | GDG BGB | d3 g3 | edc BAG | FEF G3 :|]

RUFÉE, LA. French, Country Dance (6/8 time). G 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.

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Printed sources : - Daubat (Cent Contredanses en Rond), 1757; No. 48.

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