Trip to Hengrave (A)

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X:1 T:Trip to Hengrave, A M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Country Dance Tune C:J. Reeve B:J. Gray – Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1812 (London, 1812, p. 7) F:http://www.eatmt.org.uk/gray_p7.htm Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Bb (Bd).B.F|(Bd).B.F| (ce).c.A|(ce).c.A|(Bd).B.F|(Bd).B.F|(ce)(Ac)|B/B/B B2:| |:d>eff|f2 bg|fdcB|AcAF|d>eff|f2 bg|fdcd|B/B/B B2:|]



TRIP TO HENGRAVE, A. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The note at the eatmt.org site explains the title refers to Hengrave Hall, which was in 1812 the residence of Sir Thomas Gage and family. The house had been in the Gage family for many years, although occupied by a group of Belgian nuns from 1794-1802. The Gage family was Roman Catholic. The note suggest that J. Reeve may have composed the tune for a ball or other engagement at Hengrave.


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Printed sources : - J. Gray (Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1812), London, 1812; p. 7.






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