Thunder Hornpipe (1)

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THUNDER HORNPIPE [1]. AKA and see "Ivory's Hornpipe," "Trumpet Hornpipe (2)." English (originally), American; Hornpipe. USA, Missouri. E Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Thunder Hornpipe" is the name for the tune in the Boston-published Second Part of the Musician's Companion (1843), although it was well-known earlier in Britain and Ireland as "Trumpet Hornpipe (2)." Under the American title, the tune entered the Missouri fiddling tradition, being especially popular in Boone County. Hornpipes such as the "Thunder" have been traced by Charlie Walden to the playing of one John A Hill (b. Ohio, 1851), a fiddler who was a good sight-reader and who often played from a copy of Ryan's Mammoth Collection (which later became Cole’s 1000 Fiddle Tunes). Hill, who moved to Missouri from Iowa sometime in the 1890's, taught the "Fiddlin' Sheriff," George Morris, a Boone County lad who later became a successful contest and radio fiddler in the 1930's and 40's. Walden calls him "perhaps the most influential mid-Missouri fiddler of the 20th century." It is due to Morris's broadcasts that the tunes reached a wide audience and were assimilated into the local traditional repertoire. Not the "Thunderbolt Hornpipe" in Christeson. See note for “Trumpet Hornpipe (2).”


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Printed sources : - Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; p. 97. Howe (Second Part of the Musician's Companion), 1843; p. 70. Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, 1883; p. 132.

Recorded sources : - Rounder 0215, James Bryan ‑ "The First of May."




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