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Tune Req: what is Argeers ??

fogie 26 Nov 03 - 04:28 AM
greg stephens 26 Nov 03 - 07:09 AM
masato sakurai 26 Nov 03 - 12:38 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Nov 03 - 01:07 PM
fogie 27 Nov 03 - 04:54 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 27 Nov 03 - 01:38 PM
Le Scaramouche 05 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: fogie
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 04:28 AM

I am trying to discover the origins of the title of the Playford tune Argeers / Argiers / also known as The Wedding Night. Our group has so far drawn a blank. Any cognescenti out there?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: greg stephens
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 07:09 AM

Algiers??


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: masato sakurai
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 12:38 PM

Titles include "Argeers," "Argeres," "Argeres, or The Wedding Night," and:
Argiers,or The Wedding-night (The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium By Robert M. Keller)
Note by Margaret Dean-Smith in Playford's English Dancing Master 1651 (Schott, 1957, p. 49):
ARGEERS
No information: the tile is probably a form of Algiers.
The dance is of the same general type as 'Heart's Ease' (54) and other dances for two couples, sharing their resemblance to the fugured Italian bassa danza.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Nov 03 - 01:07 PM

Argiers remains an occasional spelling of Algiers, appearing is some Italian and Spanish articles.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: fogie
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 04:54 AM

many thanks to M.S. and Q. Are you the Star Trek Q?? if so you will be a great asset to Mudcat.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 27 Nov 03 - 01:38 PM

No, I am a bastard nephew of Q, who banished me to Earth because he assessed me as intellectually challenged.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: what is Argeers ??
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 05 Oct 05 - 09:27 AM

The place name certainly appears that way in "A True and Perfect Relation of the Happy Successe and Victory Attained Against the Turks of Argiers at Bugia", a pamphlet printed by Thomas Newcomb in 1671 following the account of Sir Edward Spragge.
This, of course, was just one of many engagemnts like that in the course of the century.


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