Sheet Music: Mr Beveridges's Maggot

TitleMr Beveridges's Maggot
ComposerTraditional English
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG minor
Time signature3/2
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time0:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2010-05-01
Last updated2010-05-01
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Saturday 1 May 2010

Tune of the Day: Mr Beveridges's Maggot

Traditional English country dance

Some old English country dances had very odd names. One such dance was known as “Mr Beveridge's Maggot”, and was used in the BBC production of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice as well as in the 1996 film adaptation Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

This traditional dance tune was first published by Henry Playford in his 1695 Dancing Master. As you may already have guessed, this particular dance was not actually in use in Jane Austen's day!