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Music for The Birth Day, a late 18th Century English tune collected in Yorkshire. The manuscript is available in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

Key: A Major

Time signature: 2/4

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
pair of quavers / (tete) and quaver and two semiquavers / (te tiri) and dotted quaver and semiquaver / (temri) and quaver rest / (te rest) and D.C. al Fine.

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Music for Happy Birthday.

Key: G Major

Time signature: 3/4

Rhythms:  My group sight-read a new tune each week and I felt it would be useful for them to work on the rhythms contained in this tune which are:
crotchet / (ta) and minim / (ta-aa) and dotted quaver and semiquaver / (temri) and a pause.

This tune cannot be played for profit so the music will not be made available to the general public.

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Music for the traditional tune For He's A Jolly Good Fellow.

Key: G Major

Time signature: 6/8

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
crotchet quaver / (ta te) and three quavers / (te te te) and dotted crotchet / (tae) and an upbeat and a pause.  N.B. There are also dotted crotchets tied to crotchets.

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Music for the traditional Mexican birthday tune Las Mañanitas.

Key: G Major

Time signature: 3/4

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
crotchet / (ta) and quavers /(tetes) and dotted crotche and quaver / (tae te) and dotted quaver and semiquaver / (temri) and minim / (ta-aa) and upbeats and a pause.

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Music for the traditional Polish birthday tune Sto Lat (Good Luck, Good Cheer, May You Live a Hundred Years).

Key: C Major

Time signature: 4/4

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
crotchet / (ta) and quavers / (tete) and minim / (ta-aa) and semibreve / (ta-aa-aa-aa) and a pause.

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Music for the traditional English tune The Christening collected in Thompson's Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, Vol. 3, 1765-72. These tunes were announced as being 'perform'd at Court, Bath, Tunbridge & all Public Assemblies'.

Key: G Minor and Bb major

Time signature: 9/8

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
three quavers / (te te te) and crotchet and quaver / (ta te) with a quaver upbeat and a two semiquaver upbeat. The 2nd and 3rd parts have only crotchet and quaver / (ta te) and quaver and crotchet / (te ta) with a quaver upbeat.

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Music for the English jig The Happy Night collected by William Clarke, Lincoln 1770.

Key: D Major

Time signature: 6/8

Rhythms:  This tune contains the following elements:
dotted crotchet / (tae) and quavers / (tetete) The 1st part has triplet semiquavers followed by a crotchet.

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