Devices for Dancing: Dances from France and England 1680-1700 – Book


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Contains introductions to the dances, guidelines on the style of dancing, dance instructions (about half of which are in Feuillet notation), and music notations. 64 pages.

Dance research by Anne Cottis, Diana Cruickshank, Lucy Graham, Christine Rogers and Dorothée Wortelboer.
Music adviser: Diana Porteus.

Contents: 1. Greenwood, 2. Bourée de Persée, 3. Passacaille de Persée, 4. Folies d’Espagne, 5. The 29th of May, 6. Madame la Dauphine, 7. The Scotch Measure, 8. Le Rigaudon des Vaisseaux, 9. Mr. Isaac’s Maggot, 10. Mr. Lane’s Trumpet-Minuet, 11. Forlane, 12. The Wives Victory, 13. Entrée à Deux – Rigaudon, 14. Gigue

Music recordings for the dances in this book can be found on a CD Devices for Dancing, which is available separately for purchase from this website.

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