hornpipe


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Synonyms for hornpipe

music for dancing the hornpipe

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an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind

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But he had the prospect of dancing with her again when the hornpipe was concluded, and in the meanwhile it was very pleasant to get long glances at her quite unobserved.
I was tired to death of jigging and gallanting, and that bother about the hornpipes.
I pledge you my professional word I didn't even know she could dance, till her last benefit, and then she played Juliet, and Helen Macgregor, and did the skipping-rope hornpipe between the pieces.
After this, he rose to such a pitch as to consent to regale the society with a hornpipe, which be actually performed to the music of a fiddle (played by an ingenious member) with such surpassing agility and brilliancy of execution, that the spectators could not be sufficiently enthusiastic in their admiration; and their host protested, with tears in his eyes, that he had never truly felt his blindness until that moment.
Or, if he was at any time inclined to relieve his mind by singing a comic song or dancing a hornpipe, and was obliged to do it to the Dead March in Saul, he might find himself put out in the execution of his lively intentions.
Tuckle, dressed out with the cocked hat and stick, danced the frog hornpipe among the shells on the table, while the gentleman in blue played an accompaniment upon an ingenious musical instrument formed of a hair-comb upon a curl-paper.
Mr Swiveller had scarcely sprung off his seat and commenced the performance of a maniac hornpipe, when he was interrupted, in the fulness of his joy at being again alone, by the opening of the door, and the reappearance of Miss Sally's head.
The retreat from Dunkirk was illus trated by For Those In Peril On the Sea and Hornpipe, an audience tap along from Sir Henry Wood's Fantasia on British Sea Songs.
As ever, Gordon entertained with great stories and opened the second half with March on a Yorkshire Tune and Hornpipe Humoresque by Noel Rawsthorne.
The crowd were electrified by a truly rousing version of Crossing the Bar and, although encores aren't generally encouraged due to fairly tight festival scheduling, they managed to squeeze a quick hornpipe in at the end.
The concert will include Spring by Antonio Vivaldi from his bigger piece The Four Seasons, Alla Hornpipe by George Friderik Handel from the Water Music, the magical Waltz No.
Tracks include Black Jack Davy and Fairies Hornpipe.
With audience participation and magical digital animation effects, the swashbuckling programme includes The Storm from William Tell, The Thunder and Lightning Polka, En Bateau, The Sabre Dance, Pirates of the Caribbean Medley, Jamaican Rumba and The Sailor's Hornpipe.
A message sent to top brass on May 19, 1944, substituted Halcyon for D-Day and Hornpipe for Operation Overlord.
The theme tune is from The Trumpet Hornpipe arranged by Philip Lane who had learned the tune from Jimmy Shand.