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X:1 T:Water parted from the Sea M:3/4 L:1/8 R:Air B:James Aird – Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3 (Glasgow, 1788, No. 577, p. 220) N:”Humbly dedicated to the Volunteers and Defensive Bands of Great Britain and Ireland” Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G G4A2|B2c2B2|A2G2F2|G/F/G/A/ G2 z2|B4 c2|d2e2d2| d>e c2B2|{c}B2A2z2|G4A2|B2c2B2|e2 d2 {ef}g2|g2 (fe)T(dc)| B>A c>B e>d|f>g c2B2|{B}A2G2 F>G |G4 z2||d4 e>^c|d4 e>^c| d2A2B2|A2TG2F2|A4A2|A4A2|B2e2d2|(d2^c2) z2| d4e2|f2g2f2|e2d2^c2|d2g2f2|B2 e3f/g/|A2 d3 e/f/| f>e e>d d>^c|{c}d4 z2|G4A2|B2c2B2|A2G2F2|G/F/G/A/ G2z2| B4c2|d2e2d2|d>e c2B2|B2A2z2|d3 gfe|e2 dc BA|G2 A>B B>A/2B/4| c4z2|B>A c>B e>d|Tf4g2|{f}e{d}c B2 TA2|G4 z2:|]

Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
Riots at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, during a 1763 performance of Thomas Arne's Artaxerxes after a decision to abolish half price admission fees after the interval.
WATER PARTED FROM THE SEA. English, Minuet & Air (3/4 time). England, Northumberland. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The title appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel's Budget"), which he published c. 1800. The minuet-song was sung by Mr. Braham in Thomas Arne's three-act opera Artaxerxes [1] (1762), the most popular air in the work. It was also sung by the popular castrata (Giusto Ferdinanao) Tenducci when Artaxerxes played in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre on Feb. 18, 1765. O'Keeffe said the his rendition created a furor.

Additional notes

Printed sources : - Aird (Selection of Scotch, English, Irish and Foreign Airs, vol. 3), 1788; No. 577, p. 220. Manson (Hamilton’s Universal Tune Book vol. 1), 1853; p. 183. Edward Riley (Riley’s Flute Melodies vol. 1), New York, 1814; No. 238, p. 64

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