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terrier Tune Add: The Hole in the Wall (Henry Purcell) (28) RE: Tune Add: The Hole in the Wall: Henry Purcell 01 Jul 11

I agree, it doesn't really matter what key you play the tune in just as long as you are comfortable with it, but I've often wondered why the key of Bb was adopted by Playford, not a usual 'folk' key, maybe as a measure to acommodate brass instruments? The Academy of Ancient Music and other string ensembles seem to favour the key of A. Whilst creating a 'thinner' sound, this is I feel more in keeping with the musical period.
Jack, if I played this tune for dancers as fast as you suggest, I would get some very black looks ( and probably some twisted ankles,LOL).

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