Cornish Four-Hand Reel

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 Theme code Index    131H3 1461
 Also known as    
 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
 History    ENGLAND(Southwest)
 Structure    AABBCCDDAA
 Editor/Compiler    Barry Callaghan
 Book/Manuscript title    Hardcore English
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 91
 Year of publication/Date of MS    2007
 Artist    William Hocken
 Title of recording    Bocastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    Topic Records 12T240
 Year recorded    1974
 Media    
 Score   ()   


CORNISH FOUR-HAND REEL. English, Reel. England, Cornwall. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCCDDAA. Source William Hocken was recorded by Richard Dimbleby at the Wellington Hotel in Bocastle in 1943. Hocken was a local bandmaster. The 64-bar melody is strongly associated with the dance the Bocastle Breakdowns, but can be played for the four-hand reel. (There is also a "Cornish Six-Hand Reel" of 32 bars, AKA "Johnny Mickey Batty's" in Ireland).

Source for notated version: William Hocken (Bocastle, Cornwall) [Callaghan].

Printed source: Callaghan (Hardcore English), 2007; p. 91.

Recorded source: Topic Records 12T240, William Hocken (et al) "Bocastle Breakdown: Southern English Country Music" (1974. Various artists).


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