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|Work Title||William Calvert's Manuscript Tune Book|
|Instrumentation||fiddle (suggested by fingering figures on a several tunes)|
Includes some psalm tunes as well as dance tunes.
The William Calvert Manuscript is a typical English Fiddler's Tune Book of the early 19th C.
It has 52 pages and is approximately 7 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches tall, and has four neat staves to the page. There are accounts for grassland rents inside the front and rear covers, and some of the cash amounts are substantial.
It is inscribed repeatedly throughout with the name "Wm Calvert", "Wm Calvert's Book", etc. and the date "1812".