Whitehall Minuet

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X:1 T:Whitehall Minuet M:3/4 L:1/8 N:”Longways for as many as will.” B:John Walsh – Complete Country Dancing-Master, Volume the Fourth B: (London, 1740, No. 96) Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:Dmin d2A2G2|F4E2|F2 DEFG|AG A^B ^cA|d2A2G2| F4E2|F2 DEFG|A6:||:fg a2a2|a4a2| gfga g2|g2b4|a2 bagf|e2a4|f2 gfed| ^c3BA2|fga2a2|a4a2|gfga ga| g2b4|a2 bagf|e2a4|f2 gfef|d6:||



WHITEHALL MINUET. English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). D Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody was first published in the Dancing Master [1], 14th edition (1709, p. 294), published at the time by John Young, heir to the Playford publishing concerns. The tune and dance instructions were retained through the remaining editions of the Dancing Master, through the 18th and final edition, published in 1728. The dance and tune were also published by rival London publisher John Walsh in his Compleat Country Dancing Master, editions of 1718, 1731 and 1754.


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Recorded sources : - Amon Ra CDSAR 28, The Broadside Band – “John Playford’s Popular Tunes” (recorded 1952-1961). Berlin Classics 0017842BC, Lautten Compagney - "Chirping of the Nightingale: Mr. Playford's English Dancing Master" (2005). RootBeat Redcords RBRCD20, Askew Sisters - "In the Air or the Earth" (2014). Saydisc CDSDL449, The Broadside Band - "Traditional Dance Music of Britain & Ireland" (2018).

See also listing at :
See/hear versions on youtube.com [2][3][4]



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