Broaching the Cider

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Broaching the Cider

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  5566 761H6
 Also known as    
 Composer/Core Source    
 Region    United States
 Genre/Style    Contra
 Meter/Rhythm    Hornpipe/Clog
 Key/Tonic of    B
 Accidental    2 flats
 Mode    Ionian (Major)
 Time signature    4/4
 History    USA(New England)
 Structure    AABB
 Editor/Compiler    Stacy Phillips
 Book/Manuscript title    Traditional American Fiddle Tunes vol. 2
 Tune and/or Page number    p. 184
 Year of publication/Date of MS    1995
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 Title of recording    
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 Year recorded    


BROACHING THE CIDER. American, Hornpipe. B Flat Major ('A' part) & F Major ('B' part). Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The "Broaching the Cider" is a title newly minted from an untitled tune in the manuscript (Recollection of a Busy Life) of New Hampshire fiddler John Adams Taggart (1854-1943). He learned the melody as a boy from neighborhood musicians in the town of Sharon.

Source for notated version: The New Hampshire Fiddlers' Union [Phillips].

Recorded source: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 184.


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