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Thread #23766 Message #266961
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
28-Jul-00 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: What is a Slip Jig?
Subject: RE: What is a Slip Jig?
The air "Rejoice" in Handel's Messiah is a jig. No wonder this oratorio had to have its first performance in Dublin. The heavy-handed editors of the Victorian era must have realised a gig was far too much fun for their gloomy mock-Gothic churches and town halls, 'cos they turned it into a solemn 4/4.
Sorcha, my eight-year-old daughter was reading over my shoulder and says hello. She happens to be called Sorcha.