Redowa Polka (The)

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 Theme code Index    1555 5533
 Also known as    Mezeppa Polka, Redower Polka (The)
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    England
 Genre/Style    English
 Meter/Rhythm    Polka
 Key/Tonic of    G
 Accidental    1 sharp
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 Structure    AABBCC
 Editor/Compiler    Biography:Richard Carlin
 Book/Manuscript title    Book:The Master Collection of Dance Music for Violin
 Tune and/or Page number    No. 7, p. 18
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1984
 Title of recording    
 Record label/Catalogue nr.    
 Year recorded    
 Score   (1)   

X:1 T:The Redowa Polka M:4/4 L:1/8 K:G |:GB d2d2d2|dedc B4|GA B2GA B2|B2A2A4| AB c2c2c2|cdcB A4|FG A2 FG A2|A2G2 G4:| |:GB d2 g2d2|d2c2 cBc2|FA c2f2e2|e2d2 d^cd2| GB d2g2d2|d2c2 cBc2|FA c2f2e2|ddef g4:|| |:G2Bc BcBc|A2^cd cdcd|B2G2 A2B2|c2e2 a2g2| G2Bc BcBc|A^cd cdcd|B2G2A2B2|c2c2 c4:|]

X: 1 T:Redowa Polka M:2/4 L:1/16 C:In hand "B" S:MS13, Browne family, c. 1825, Lake District, no. 58 R:Polka O:England A:Lakes N:This tune is written in the same hand as the Annan Polka etc. in BF13 Z:vmp.Chris Partington K:G |:GBd2 d2d2|dedc B2B2|GAB2 GAB2|B2A2A2z2|! ABc2 c2c2|cdcB A2A2|FGA2 EGA2|G2G2G2z2:|! |:GBd2 g2d2|d2c2 cBc2|FAc2 f2e2|e2d2 d^cd2|! GBd2 g2d2|d2c2 cBc2|FAc2 f2e2|edf2 g4:|

X: 1 T:[Redowa Polka] R:Polka S:John Clare, Poet, Helpstone (1793-1864), no. 263 N:This is the well known Redowa Polka, although untitled in the MS. N:It raises one or two points. Firstly, polkas were not introduced N:into this country until 1848, according to V. Sylvester and N:J. Richardson, yet a couple of tunes ago we were apparently in N:1834. Secondly, whoever pricked it down was not at all familiar N:with the polka rhythm, especially the time sig. N:Either "T. Williams, 1834" refers to something other than the N:collection date, or John Clare put the MS down for a few years and N:came back to it in a fit of sanity, or enthusiasm for the new dance N:rhythm, or somebody else entirely was responsible for entering this N:tune (not by any means rare in fiddlers tune books) Reference t O:England A:Northamptonshire Z:vmp.P. Headford M:6/8 L:1/8 K:G "As Writ, see notes"\ G/B/d2dd2|dedc BB|GAB GAB|B2A2A2|! A/B/c2cc2|cdcB AA|FGA FGA|B2G2G2:|! |:G/B/d2d2c/B/|B2A AGA|A/c/ e2e2d/c/|cB BAB2|! G/B/d2d2c/e/" B"|A/c/ e2e2d/f/|g3e d/c/B/A/|B2G2G2:|! |:D2G2G/A/G/F/|E2A2A/B/A/G/|F2DE2F|G/F/G/B/e2d2|! D2G2G/A/G/F/|E2A2A/B/A/G/|F2DE2F|G2G2G2:|

X:30 T:Mezeppa Polka. Roose.0676 T:Redowa Polka,aka. Roose.0676 B:J.Roose MS, Manchester 1850 Z:Village Music Project 2019 Mike Hicken M:2/4 L:1/8 N: Changed from a quaver to give correct repeat. Q:1/4=120 K:G G/B/d dd|d/e/d/c/ BB|G/B/d/g/ bg|ba a2| A/B/c cc|c/d/c/B/ Aa|f/g/a f/g/a|ag g2:| |:G/B/ d2B|BA A/G/G/A/|A/c/ e2c|cB B/c/^A/B/| G/B/ d2B|BA A/^G/A|f/e/d/c/ B/d/c/A/|AG G2:| K:C |: G{B}c{B}c{B}c|A{^c}d{c}d{c}d|BGAB|c/B/c/e/ ag| G{B}c{B}c{B}c|A{^c}d{c}d{c}d|BGAB|dc"^NB1"c2 !D.C.!:|