Sibyl (1)

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SIBYL [1]. English, Frank Kidson (Musical Times, Feb. 1, 1911, p. 94) notes that Edward Jones's "Sibyl", published 1784 and again in 1794, is an appropriation of a lesson in Scottish publisher Robert Bremner's Harpsichord and Spinnet Miscelany entitled "Cibel." Kidson points out that a 'Cibel' is an obsolete dance measure, and takes Jones to task for changing the spelling and meaning of the name ("without a word of comment at his appropriation"), adding a "mystic flavour which the mere name of a dance measure would not give."

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Printed sources: Jones (Musical Relicks of the Welsh Bards), 1784.

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