Trip to the Rotunda (A)

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X:1 T:Trip to the Rotunda, A M:6/8 L:1/8 R:Jig B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 526, p. 201) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:D d(f/e/d/c/) dAG|FAd fad'|bc'd' afd|cee e3| d(f/e/d/c/) dAG|FAd fad'|bc'd' afd'|afd d3:| |:a|d'af bge|afd dAG|FAd fad'|bge e2 b/c’/| d'af bge}afd dAG|FAd afd'|afd d2:|]



Blackfriars Rotunda, London
TRIP TO THE ROTUNDA, A. English, Country Dance Tune and Jig (6/8 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. While a rotunda is, architecturally, a large round building with a dome, the title of the tune perhaps refers to Blackfriars Rotunda, Southwark, London, established in 1787. Aird's tune was published a year afterwards. It initially housed the collection of the Leverian Museum, and later served as a theater and music hall.



Alternatively, the title may refer to the famous Rotunda at London's Vauxhall Gardens, which opened in 1740 and featured the most-viewed Rococo interior decoration in England.


Additional notes



Printed sources : - James Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), Glasgow, 1788; No. 526, p. 201.






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