The Compleat Country Dancing-Master (Walsh, John)

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Editor Book 1: 4th edition
Book 2: 3rd edition
Publisher. Info. London: John Walsh, n.d.[ca.1740].
Misc. Notes Book 1 has a second title-page with the addition "Volume the Fourth"
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General Information

Work Title The Compleat Country Dancing-Master, Being a Collection of all the Celebrated Country Dances now in Vogue. Perform'd at Court, the Theatres, Masquerades, and Publick Balls With Proper Tunes and Directions to each Dance. The Tunes fitted for the Violin, Hoboy, or German Flute.
Alternative. Title
Composer Walsh, John
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 books
Book 1: 300 tunes
Book 2: 204 tunes
First Publication. 1740 ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin (or oboe or flute). The Irish Ground (Bk.1 No.41) includes ground bass, i.e. continuo
Related Works The Dancing Master by John Playford
Extra Information Bk.1 No.68 New Year's Eve - ADae scordatura tuning ("tune the bass string to a 4th")

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  • Single line melody, suitable for any melody instrument.