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X:1 T:Thorn, The M:C L:1/8 R:Air Q:”Slow” B:Archibald Duff – A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c. B:Book First (Edinburgh, c. 1812, p. 10) B: https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/105810922 N:Archibald Duff (c. 1770-c. 1840?) was a musician (along with his brother Charles) and dancing N:master, of Montrose and Aberdeen, and is recorded as being a Professor of Music residing at N:Clayills Cottage, Aberdeen in 1837. N:The volume is dedicated to Lady Mary Ramsay of Balmain Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Eb B2 G>A B2 cd|{f}e2 (B>A) .G.E zB|e2 (ed) (dc)(B=A)|B2 {d}c>B (BA)(GA)| B2 {d}c>B B2 (c>d)|(e<g) (B>A) .G.E zB|e2 (e>d) (d/c/).e/.g/ (f=A)|B6 z2| d2 .B.B e2 (.B.B)|f2 (.B.B) .g.g ze|(dcBA) (GABc)|G2 TF2 {DE}E2 z2| d2 (.B.B) e2 (.B.B)|f2 (Bb) ag(b>e)|edfA (GABe)|e(.b/.a/ .g/.f/.e/.d/) e2z2||



THORN, THE. Scottish(?), Air (whole time). E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "The Thorn" was included as the middle movement in Archibald Duff's "Pas Seul (3)" dance sequence, presumably arranged for a performance by one of his dance students, Miss Frances Urquhart. See note for "Pas Seul (3)" for more.


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Printed sources : - Archibald Duff (A Choice Selection of Minuets, Favourite Airs, Hornpipes, Waltzs &c., Book First), Edinburgh, c. 1812; p. 10.






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