Constant Couple (The)

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 Theme code Index    5H3H4H2H 1H61H6
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 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Country Dance
 Key/Tonic of    C
 Accidental    NONE
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    2/4
 History    
 Structure    AB
 Editor/Compiler    Barry Callaghan
 Book/Manuscript title    Hardcore English
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 33
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2007
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CONSTANT COUPLE, THE. English, Country Dance Tune (2/4 time). D Major (Barnes). Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The melody is contained in the H.S.J. Jackson manuscript (1823, Wyresdale, Lancashire), in the key of 'C'. The Constant Couple was a stage satire written by George Farquhar (1677-1707) in 1699, one of his biggest hits. The New York debut of the play was in 2007. Farquhar abandoned his studies to take to the Dublin stage, but after only a season he abandoned acting after severely wounding a fellow actor in an on-stage fencing scene when he forgot to exchange his sword for a foil. He soldiered for a time in Ireland, but had early success with his first play, Love and a Bottle, produced at Drury Lane when Farquhar was aged but 20. The Constant Couple was his next work, and was more favourably received than the first; it was popular for a century.

Printed source: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 33.


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T:Constant Couple, The.  HSJJ.097
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:150
S:HSJ Jackson, Wryesdale, Lancs. 1823
R:Misc.
O:England
A:Lancashire
H:1823
Z:Chris Partington
K:C
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