Saturday, 4 April 2015

Bath dances from 1797

The originally suggested figures for the country dance tune Victory. Taken from "Ten Country Dances and four cotillions with their basses for the piano forte as they are now danced at Bath for the year 1797. Price 1s 6d. Printed for & sold at J&W Lintern's Music Warehouse, Abbey Church Yard Bath."

First and second Cu. set and Hands across ~ Same Back again ~ Lead down the,
Middle and up again ~ Right and left at Top 8 ~

From the same book come suggested figures for the country dance tune The Whimsical Lover

First & 2d. Cu ~ set & change Sides - The same Back again - Lead down the Middle & up again ~ Right & Left at Top ~

Lintern, J. & W. Abbey Church Yard were music sellers, publishers and agents for  the long-established London publishers Longman, Clementi & Co. and Cahusac & Sons at the sign of the "Two Flutes and Violin, opposite St Clement's Church in the Strand,"

The title may well be inspired by The Battle of Cape St Vincent (14 February 11797 where a British fleet under Admiral Sir John Jervis defeated a larger Spanish fleet under Admiral Don José de Córdoba y Ramos near Cape St. Vincent, Portugal.

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