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New 18th-century tune book

Chris Green 31 Oct 13 - 10:24 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 31 Oct 13 - 11:07 AM
Desert Dancer 31 Oct 13 - 12:55 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 01 Nov 13 - 04:40 AM
GUEST 01 Nov 13 - 07:23 AM
GUEST 02 Nov 13 - 05:58 AM
Chris Green 03 Nov 13 - 06:42 AM
doc.tom 03 Nov 13 - 08:05 AM
SteveMansfield 03 Nov 13 - 04:22 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 04 Nov 13 - 08:13 AM
Chris Green 04 Nov 13 - 09:01 AM
Bonnie Shaljean 05 Nov 13 - 05:08 AM
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Subject: New 18th-century tune book
From: Chris Green
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 10:24 AM

Hi

Bit of a blatant plug but I've recently published a book of 18th-century English country dance tunes which I've researched from the British Library. A sizeable chunk of them have not to my knowledge previously been published.

If you're interested in purchasing a copy or would like more information the book has its own website at www.themusickmeeting.co.uk

Cheers

Chris


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 11:07 AM

Looks lovely! How many tunes are in it? (Apologies if you gave this info somewhere and I missed it.) Also can you tell me anything about where the illustration in the heading might have come from, or where it's supposed to be located? Always interested with anything that shows a harp -

Also, does the book itself give background info about the material and its sources?

I'll definitely Like it on Facebook if you can give me a direct link to the actual page, which I couldn't find through the search box. The "Like" flag on your web page wants me to enable an app, which I never do. Thanks for the heads-up -


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 31 Oct 13 - 12:55 PM

Picky readers (who, me?) will note that the cover illustration for the collection is about a century early. The lovely image of Regency-era dancers might be forgiven since the tunes could still be in use. I love the Facebook cover picture, though!

"About 80 tunes" is a goodly number! The Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/themusickmeeting.

Will you do international shipping?

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 04:40 AM

Duly Liked.

I want to know about postal rates too, in particular:

What would it cost to mail it to the Republic of Ireland (which is within the European zone)?

and

Would you take a sterling cheque, rather than going through the website? I don't put my card details online.

If so, and if you'd prefer to reply privately, please email me (rather than PM because it's so slow) on bonnieharp (a) hotmail com

We can also swap addresses.

I noticed the time-discrepancy in the cover illustration too - but since that's one of my favourite images of its period, no matter! I would love to know more about the picture with the harp in it, if that's possible. And the sources the material came from. Not for any sinister reason, pure curiosity and love of history & its music.


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 07:23 AM

is that the Chris Green of Coventry?


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Nov 13 - 05:58 AM

Based on the picture of the couple on the left the term uplift takes on a whole new meaning.


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Chris Green
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 06:42 AM

Hi all

Sorry for late replies - I've been on the road for a few days. Yes, I am the Chris Green of Coventry. :)

Bonnie - I'm very happy to take a personal cheque and will email you my address. Re overseas postage rates - I'll have to do some research tomorrow when the Post Office is open!

Each tune has the catalogue number of the book it came from and the composer or publishers name next to it. To be honest, book titles with this kind of repertoire aren't that helpful - they're mostly called 'X amount of Country Dance Tunes for the Year 17--' and really the only way to find your way through the morass is with the publisher's name and the catalogue number. The book doesn't go particularly deeply into the social context of the music as it primarily supposed to be a tune book not a work of history.

I've also set up an account with Amazon so it should be available directly from them in the next week or so. I'm also hoping to make it available for Kindle and other e-readers.

I don't know very much about the painting (although I did know it was 17th not 18th century, but thought it illustrated a session from the past rather nicely!). It was painted by an artist called Granger after a lithograph by Abraham Bosse and and I found it here - http://fineartamerica.com/featured/music-17th-century-granger.html

The book will also be available at the Greenwich Early Music Show next week from Sean Jones (bagpipe maker) and Phil Bleazey (recorder maker) if anyone's going!

Cheers

Chris


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: doc.tom
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 08:05 AM

Surely this thread title is a contradiction in terms? (Good to have the book out though).


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 03 Nov 13 - 04:22 PM

Looks great, order placed!


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 08:13 AM

Chris - Can you email me? Cheers!

bonnieharp (a) hotmail com

Need to swap addresses


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Chris Green
Date: 04 Nov 13 - 09:01 AM

Hi all

I've now added a button to the shop page for non-UK customers. Hope you find it useful!

www.themusickmeeting.co.uk/shop/

Cheers

Chris


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 05:08 AM

Cheque winging its way to you shortly - thanks so much!

Worth a refresh...


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: SteveMansfield
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 02:50 PM

Pleased to say that the book has arrived already!

A nice quality production - A5-ish landscape with a spiral binding. The tunes are notated in a clear handwritten stave, in alphabetical order which mixes the tune types up nicely.

I've not had a huge amount of time to play through the tunes but there's a great mix of time signatures and keys, I look forward to playing the book through in the next few days.

Very pleased!


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Chris Green
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 04:14 PM

Thank you, Steve! Glad you like it! :)


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 04:23 PM

Just seen this thread, ordered one and I'm looking forward to getting it.
Spiral binding is a bonus - what's the use of a tune book if you can't put it on a stand to play the tunes...?

Anahata


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Subject: RE: New 18th-century tune book
From: Chris Green
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 04:51 PM

Quite! :)


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