Music from the first issue of the 1790 publication Musikaliskt tidsfördrif.

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Polonoise from 1790

The Gothenburg University Library has digitized several years of sheet music from a publication called Musikaliskt Tidsfördrif (“Musical pastime”). The first issue from 1790 contains a short Polonaise. I transcribed it in MuseScore and generated an audio file.

It may be the first time it is played for two hundred years or so. You can listen to it here:

Download the sheet music and mp3 file below. Both are Public Domain.

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