Sir Arthur Wellesley’s Dash

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X:1 T:Sir Arthur Wellesly’s [sic] Dash M:3/8 L:1/8 R:Waltz B:WM Cahusac – Annual Collection of Twenty Four Favorite Country Dances for 1809, No. 11 (London) N:”With proper Directions to each Dance as they are performed at N:Court, Bath, and all Public Assemblies.” Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynn Titford-Mock, 2007 Z:abc’s:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G (d/c/)|BBB|Bcd|efg|d2 (d/c/)|BBB|ecA|G2 (A/G/)|F2 (d/c/)| BBB|Bcd|efg|{^g}a2 (f/d/)|B(=g/f/e/d/)|^c(a/b/a/g/)|fdd|d2:| |:a/f/|def|gab|.c'(c'/a/b/g/)|a/f/dd|{a}gfe|{e}(c/B/A/G/)|.B(d/c/A/B/)|B2:||



SIR ARTHUR WELLESL(E)Y’S DASH. English, Waltz (3/8 time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Sir Arthur Wellesley became the Duke of Wellington, the victor at Waterloo over Napoleon. At the time of Cahusac’s publication (1809) he was involved in aiding the Portuguese against in their revolt against the French on the Iberian Peninsula. The campaign lasted some eight years and eventually culminated in the invasion of France and the capture of Toulouse in 1814, following which Napoleon abdicated.

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Printed sources : - Cahusac (Annual Collection of Twenty Four Favorite Country Dances for 1809), 1809; No. 11.

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