Contra

Haste to the Wedding

This is a traditional contra. The music is from the operetta The Elopement (1767). This tune, known variously as “Haste to the Wedding,” “Come Haste,” “Rural Felicity” and even “The Rules of Felicity,” has had dozens of sets of dance directions paired with it. The set chosen here seems to fit the music best of them all. The tune appeared in America first in Aaron Thompson MS, 1777. Difficulty level: Easy.

Presented by Jerry Helt in 2010. View pdf here.