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There are probably three tunes in the English repertoire that refer to Philip Astley who was a cavalryman and is credited with starting the first circus in England. Sometimes the name is corrupted to Ashley when it appears in hand written manuscripts.
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[[Astley's Hornpipe]] was evidently the most popular tune as it appears in many musicians' manuscript books including John Clare, George Spencer, James Winder, William Mittell, John Miller and also in a Frank Kidson owned manuscript. [[Astley's Ride]] and ''Astley's Flag'' appear less often.
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As written in the Ms of The Rev. Robert Harrison [[Image:Astleys_Flag_RH.jpg]]
 
As written in the Ms of The Rev. Robert Harrison [[Image:Astleys_Flag_RH.jpg]]
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'''Where to find it'''
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''[http://www.village-music-project.org.uk/abc/HARRISON.ABC Robert Harrison Ms]''
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Astley's Circus is well documented as this list of links indicates.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Astley Astley on Wikipedia]
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* [http://www.tchevalier.com/burningbright/background/circus.html Burning Bright].
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* [http://www.peopleplayuk.org.uk/guided_tours/circus_tour/the_first_circus/default.php The People Play]
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* [http://www.circusinamerica.org/public/corporate_bodies/public_show/1032 The Circus in America]
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* [http://www.history.uk.com/articles/index.php?archive=56 History UK]
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* [http://footguards.tripod.com/06ARTICLES/ART30_astleyscircus.htm The First Footguards]
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* [http://www.circushistory.org/Frost/Frost.htm Circushistory.org]
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[[Category:Tune]]

Latest revision as of 15:52, 13 September 2008

There are probably three tunes in the English repertoire that refer to Philip Astley who was a cavalryman and is credited with starting the first circus in England. Sometimes the name is corrupted to Ashley when it appears in hand written manuscripts.

Astley's Hornpipe was evidently the most popular tune as it appears in many musicians' manuscript books including John Clare, George Spencer, James Winder, William Mittell, John Miller and also in a Frank Kidson owned manuscript. Astley's Ride and Astley's Flag appear less often.



As written in the Ms of The Rev. Robert Harrison Astleys Flag RH.jpg



Where to find it


Robert Harrison Ms


Astley's Circus is well documented as this list of links indicates.