West's Hornpipe (1)

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X:1 T:West's Hornpipe [1] M:C| L:1/8 N:AABA R:Country Dance B:Preston's Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1798 Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D d2 FG AFAF|d2 FG A3d|BAGF E2 ef|gfge dcBA| d2 FG AFAF|d2 FG A3d|BAGF E2 ef|gedc d4:|| f2 df dfdf|e2 ce cece|d2 Bd BdBd|edcB A4| dB TB2 cA TA2|dB TB2 cATA2|dcdA FAFD|A2A2A2 (AB/c/)||



WEST'S HORNPIPE [1]. AKA and see “Czar of Russia's Favorite.” English, Scottish; Hornpipe. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB (Athole, Skye): AA'BB (Kerr). The melody was first published in London by Thomas and John Preston. It was entered a few years later into the large music manuscript collection of fifer John Buttery of the 37th Regiment (British). Under the title “Czar of Russia's Favorite” the hornpipe was printed in Ryan’s Mammoth Collection (1883), issued by Boston publisher Elias Howe. Some see similarities to "Morpeth Rant (1)."

The hornpipe was entered into a few widespread musicians' copybooks, including those of Joseph Hooves (New Ipswich, Ma., 1817), fifer John Buttery (34th Regiment, Lincoln), and Irish fifer John Miller (Strabane, Londonderry, 1798).


Additional notes



Printed sources : - Elias Howe (Third Part of the Musician's Companion), 1844; p. 53. Elias Howe (Musician’s Omnibus Nos. 6 & 7), Boston, 1880-1882; pp. 633 & 644. Kerr (Merry Melodies, vol. 1), c. 1880; No. 25, p. 45. Laybourn (Köhler’s Violin Repository vol. 3), 1885; p. 262. MacDonald (The Skye Collection), 1887; p. 173. Preston (Twenty-Four Country Dances for the Year 1798), 1798. Stewart-Robertson (The Athole Collection), 1884; p. 296. Wilson (Companion to the Ball Room), 1816; p. 139.






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