Chrisp’s thirty-one comments

  • Re: Lewis Proudlock’s

    Lewis Proudlock (1838-1914) was a considerable figure in his day. A musician and teacher of dancing he was associated with Proudlock's Fancy and Proudlock's Hornpipe but not claimed as a composer of either, or indeed any, tune. See his biography here: htt... more…

  • Re: The Quindaro

    Previously in Blackman - A Selection of the most favorite Hornpipes for the Violin (ca1810-22) and in several English Mss it is known as "Richard's Hp", or sometimes "Richardson's Hp". In Ryan's Mammoth Collection (Boston c1883), and Kerr's MMs (Glasgow c... more…

  • Re: The Green Brechans O’ Branton

    Incidentally, the definition of Ragg in the USA, and therefore presumably from archaic English, is "made of or designating a sturdy yarn made up of multiple light and dark, esp. cream and gray, strands producing a flecked pattern", which fits rather well ... more…

  • Re: The Green Brechans O’ Branton

    This tune appears as "Ragg" in John Johnson's Choice Collection Vol. 1, London, circa 1750. It is notated with two sharps, but plays much better with one flat. It then occurs not much later (circa 1770) in Vickers as "The Ragg" (tune #199), this time wit... more…

  • Re: Pachelbel’s Frolics

    It appears in the John Moore (of Tyneside) MS of 1841, p79; as "The Preston Hornpipe" with a note in the same hand "by Dixon", in the key of Cmajor. more…

  • Re: William Southern Clarke’s

    I found this at http://www.cvhs.org.uk/WhoWasWho/WSClark.html more…

  • Phillips’s, X:2

    A nice version from the North East, untitled in the John Moore of Tyneside manuscript of 1841. Also recently aquired the title "William Southern Clark's Hp" due to its untitled occurrence in the Welsh MS of that name from 1869. more…

  • Re: William Southern Clarke’s

    This tune appears appears as Phillips's Hornpipe in the John Moore of Shropshire manuscript of c1820, and untitled in the (coincidentally) John Moore of Tyneside manuscript of 1841. I've posted the Tyneside version. more…

  • John Comben Lano ("Captain")

    Lano is a surname principally from the Portland stone quarrying area of Dorset. e.g. John Comben Lano died in 1866 in Portland and his house became known as "The Captain's House", though his birthdate and when/whether he was a captain and this tune was f... more…

  • Not Mixolydian

    The key signatures given in the Henry Atkinson MS must be treated with great caution. On the clear evidence within the MS Mr. Atkinson was certainly a better ear-player than he was a penman. A high proportion, approaching 25% of the 207 tunes, have no key... more…