Shore's Trumpet Tune

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SHORE'S TRUMPET TUNE. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and dance instructions were first published in London publisher Henry Playford's Dancing Master, 9th edition, Part II (p. 34). It was retained in the long-running series through the 18th and final edition of 1728, published at the time by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns. "Shore's Trumpet Tune" was also published in John Walsh's The Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1731 and 1734, and in his Compleat Country Dancing Master, Volume the Fourth (c. 1740).

The title refers to English lutenist and trumpeter John Shore (c. 1662-1752), who came from a family of musicians. He is credited with demonstrating that the trumpet could be used in an orchestral role, in addition to its traditional martial role. Both Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell composed parts specifically for him. Shore is also credited with inventing the tuning fork in 1711.

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