Blaize et Babet

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 Theme code Index    3231 26L15L
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Jig/Quadrille
 Key/Tonic of    A
 Accidental    3 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    6/8
 Structure    AABA
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Roger Trim et al
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy vol. 1
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 89
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1990
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   ()   

BLAIZE ET BABET. English, Jig. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABA. From The Entire New and Compleat Tutor for the Violin by Geminiani, via the Hardy Collection. Blaize et Babet was a comic opera by the French composer Nicolas Dezède (d. 1793).

Printed source: Trim et al (The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy, vol. 1), 1990; No. 89.

Recorded source: The earliest sound recording of the tune is on the 2nd Barrel, 8th tune, of a mechanical Chamber Barrel Organ [1], hand-built by John Langshaw (1718-1798), Organ Maker, Lancaster, c. 1785. The organ is one of three surviving Langshaw organs.