Huntsman's Chorus

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This tune has been a staple in the repertoire of many English folk dance bands for years, to the extent that it is probably considered quite 'hackneyed'.

It started life as a chorus in the 1821 opera Der_Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber. It found its way into many fiddler's tune books in the 19th century and settled down to be a 32 bar dance tune.

Wikipedia has a page on Der_Freischütz and the opera chorus can be heard here.



--JohnnyAdams 18:18, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

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