Boscawen's Frolick

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 Theme code Index    7527L 6L766
 Also known as    Boscawen's Frolic
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance, Reel (single/double)
 Key/Tonic of    D
 Accidental    2 sharps
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4, 6/8
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Charles and Samuel Thompson
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 77
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1765
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
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BOSCAWEN'S FROLICK. English, Jig. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody is unique to London publisher Charles and Samuel Thompson's 1765 country dance collection. The title probably refers to a victory of Admiral Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), who distinguished himself at the taking of Porto Bello in 1730 and the Acadian fortress of Louisburg in 1758, and in saving England from a French invasion fleet in 1759.

Printed source: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2), 1765; No. 77.

T:Boscawen's Frolick
B:Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 2 (London, 1765)
Z:Transcribed and edited by Fynnian Titford-Mock, 2007
Z:abc's:AK/Fiddler's Companion 
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