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SWISS WALTZ [2]. English, Scottish, American; Waltz (3/4 time). D Major (Howe/Diamond, Kennedy, Kerr): C Major (Howe/Accordeon). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Although the tune appears in collections in Britain and the US, it is presumably Swiss in origin. There was a heightened interest in folk music of Switzerland in the decades prior to 1850, supported by stage performances of touring folk ensembles that often included Tyrolean yodelers.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Howe (Complete Preceptor for the Accordeon), 1843; p. 23. Howe (Diamond School for the Violin), c. 1861. Kennedy (Fiddler’s Tune-Book: Slip Jigs and Waltzes), 1999; No. 181, p. 48.

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