Black Rock (4) (The)

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 Theme code Index    53b42 4211
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    E
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Dorian
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(New England)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Randy Miller
 Book/Manuscript title    Fiddler's Throne (The)
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 166
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2004
 Artist    Miller & Peery
 Title of recording    Music of John Taggart (The)
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    New Hampshire Fiddler's Union
 Year recorded    1989
 Media    
 Score   ()   


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BLACK ROCK [4], THE. American, Hornpipe. E Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.

Source for notated version: the 1938 manuscript of New Hampshire fiddler John Taggart (1854-1943), entitled "Recollections of a Busy Life." In the ms. Taggart mentions the tune was "a great favourite of my father" [Miller]. Taggart, born and raised in Sharon, New Hampshire, and was a onetime orchestra leader and composer. Taggart wrote in his ms. that the tunes "were all taught me during my boyhood days in Sharon (N.H.), by the various fiddlers in that vicinity." Miller points out that Sharon is in "the heart of the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire, where fiddlers and contra dances abound to this day" (pref. iv) [Miller].

Printed source: Miller (Fiddler's Throne), 2004; No. 277, p. 166.

Recorded source: New Hampshire Fiddler's Union, Miller & Peery - "The Music of John Taggart" (1989).

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