Ball's Hornpipe

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 Theme code Index    1324 3513
 Also known as    Balls Hornpipe, March W.S. Royals, Quick Step 25th Regiment
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    George Spencer
 Book/Manuscript title    George Spencer music manuscript
 Tune and/or Page number    
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1831
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

X: 1
T:Balls Hornpipe(?). GS.035
S:George Spencer m/s, Leeds,1831
R:Undotted Hornpipe
N:Title looks like 'Balbs' Hornpipe.
Z:vmp.Cherri Graebe
D2 | G2 BG A2 cA | B2 dB G2B2 | c2 ec B2 dB |ABAG GFED | 
G2 BG A2 cA | B2 dB c2 ec | cBAG D2f2 | g2 G2G2 :|
|:z2| gfge edcB | dfge edcB | ca2 c B g2 B | A2 BG GFED | 
G2 BG A2 cA | BcdB c2 ed  | cBAG D2 f2 | g2G2G2 :||

BALLS HORNPIPE. AKA and see "March W.S. Royals," "Quick Step 25th Regiment." English, Hornpipe. G Major. Standard tuning. AABB. According to the late Barry Callaghan, the tune takes its name from its appearance in Balls Gentleman's Amusements Book (1815). However, as a military march it predates that printing, having been included twice by James Aird, as "Quickstep 25th Regt." in vol. 2 of his Selections (1785, p. 9), and again as "March, W.S. Royals" in his vol. 6 of the same series. It appears under the "Quickstep 25th Regt." title in the John Fife (Perth, Scotland) music manuscript copybook of c. 1780, now housed in the National Library of Canada. As "Ball's Hornpipe" it is in the George Spencer (Leeds, W. Yorkshire) manuscript of 1831.

Printed source: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 13.