Belle of Boston

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 Theme code Index    51H62H 73H6H6H
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    Biography:E. Christie
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 Structure    AA'BB'
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:William Bradbury Ryan
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Ryan's Mammoth Collection
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 69
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1883
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BELLE OF BOSTON. American, Reel. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by E. Christie, who was not the Edwin P. Christy of black-face minstrel fame. Rather, E. (also Edwin?, but note the difference in spelling of the last name) was apparently a minor composer of light music from the Boston, Massachusetts, area in the mid-to-latter 19th century, although very little is known about him. Several of his compositions appear in Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1883), printed in Boston by Elias Howe's company.

Printed sources: Cole (1000 Fiddle Tunes), 1940; pg. 42. Ryan's Mammoth Collection, 1883; pg. 69.

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