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X:1 T:Sauterelle, La M:2/4 L:1/8 S:Daubat – Cent Contredanses en Rond (1757), No. 12 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D {e}d2 (AG) | FAFD | d2 ef | gedc | {e}d2 AG | FAFD | gedc | {e}d2 D2 :||: defg | af (g2 | g)e f2 | .e(cBA) | defg | af (g2 | g)edc | {e}d2D2 :||: (.F2 F)D | (.G2 G).E | (.F2 F)D | E4 | (.F.D.E.F) (.G.A.B.c) | {e}d3B | AFGE | D4 :|

SAUTERELLE, LA. French, Country Dance (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. 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. 12.

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