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Carolan

Sheebeg and Sheemore CM012A

for violin and piano

£2.00

[see also String Orchestra page]



Carolan

A Carolan Suite for violin and piano CM078B

Carolan’s Air - Carolan’s Draught - Carolan’s Concerto - Carolan’s Dream

score and part £4.00

[see also String Orchestra page]



John Clare

A Collection of Songs, Airs and Dances for the Violin (1818)

Book One (Northampton MS 12) CM100

tunes 1-83 (30 pages of music)

£8.00

see our John Clare page



John Clare

Songs, Airs and Dances for the violin

Book Two (Northampton MS 13) CM130

tunes 84-263 (60 pages of music)

£12.00

see our John Clare page



John Moore

Tunes and duets collected by a Shropshire fiddler, ‘Nursery Man and Seeds Man’

Book One

63 tunes and 3 duets (30 pages of music) - spiral bound with clear acetate covers

£8.00



John Moore

Tunes and duets collected by a Shropshire fiddler, ‘Nursery Man and Seeds Man’

Book Two (taken from Moore’s 2nd and 3rd Books)

160 tunes and a duet (64 pages of music) - spiral bound with clear acetate covers

£12.00



John Moore was born at Wellington, Shropshire on 18 August 1819, the son of a brick maker. Three volumes of his manuscripts survive. Two are classic fiddlers’ tune books, while the third, dated 11 April 1839, in which he describes himself as a ‘Nursery Man and Seeds Man’, contains mostly sacred music.



see our John Moore page for list of tunes in these volumes and a specimen page



Pepusch

Tunes from the Beggar’s Opera CM009

violin part £5.00

score (with piano part realised from Pepusch’s bass parts)

£8.00

set of score and part £10

see our Pepusch page for details



Tommie Potts

Four recently discovered Jigs CM129

see my blog for details of these fine jigs

£2.00



The Dancing Master

Volume 3 CM004

200 tunes published by J Young c. 1726 (first modern edition?)

£10.00



The Dancing Master, Volume 3 (c. 1726) is one of the last volumes to be published in the great series of dance books started by John Playford in 1651, continued by his son Henry and later still by John Young. This seems to be the first modern publication of one of Young's two extra volumes, all the rest being covered by Jeremy Barlow's edition of 1985.



It is possible that John Gay rifled through this volume to find some of the tunes for his ‘Beggar's Opera’ (Nos. 44, 77, 97 - this being the only source, 98, 102 and 170).