hornpipe : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a British solo dance performed by sailors
  • n  music for dancing the hornpipe
  • n  an ancient (now obsolete) single-reed woodwind; usually made of bone

  • Choreographer Cunningham, 38, learned his first fancy steps from an oldtime vaudeville performer who taught him a sailor's hornpipe in a special soft-shoe version.
  • On the rapidly emptying platform Pennsylvania's Governor Earle, in a transport of rapture, executed a few steps of the hornpipe.
  • They danced the sword dance, sailor hornpipe and Highland Fling.
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  • Chapel Hill Philharmonia's "Musical Stories"
    When: Sun., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Price: Free Children's concert features music by Beethoven & Elgar set to animation from "Fantasia 2000." Guest conductor Evan Feldman will also lead the orchestra in Copland's "Hoedown", Woods' "Hornpipe" & Strauss's "Radetsky March". Audience participation is included.
    Oct. 19, 2013 - Independent Weekly

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