Sixty Country Dance Tunes 1786-1800

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Introducing an unmissable collection of rediscovered music, made available for the first time since the end of the eighteenth century.

Sixty Country Dance Tunes 1786-1800 brings together a plethora of music from an incredibly rich era of England’s folk music heritage.
 
Consultant editor and renowned folk musician Paul Hutchinson has curated the edition, bringing together the following original publications: 
 
  • Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1786
  • Cahusac’s Annual Collection of Twentyfour favorite (sic.) Country Dances for the Year 1800
  • Twelve Fashionable Country Dances for the Piano Forte or Harp for the Year 1800
 
The lively dances are presented as simple single-line melodies that appear alongside beautiful images of the original scores, which include the instructions for dancing. This volume will be of immense value to musicians looking for new repertoire and to those interested in finding out more about the history of music at this time.   
 
 
 
Sixty Country Dance Tunes 1786-1800 is available to buy now. 
ISBN: 0571541143 | Price: £8.99