Excellent New Dances: dances of court and country c.1699 – book


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Excellent New Dances
Dances of court and country c.1699

Contains 106 page in two sections. Sections include introductions, step descriptions, dance descriptions in a mix of notation formats, and music notations. There are 11 country dances in section 1 described in words and all the other dances have dance plates.
Dances researched by Anne Daye, Dorothee Wortelboer and Jørgen Schou-Pedersen. Music edited and arranged by Jeremy Barlow and Jørgen Schou-Pedersen.

Contents (section 1): 1. Sage Leaf, 2. Minuet , 3. La Savoye, 4. The Duke of Gloucester’s March, 5. The Great Turk, 6. Mr. Lane’s Minuet, 7. Old Noll’s Jigg, 8. Hedge Lane, 9. Count Leon, 10. Sarabande d’Yssé, 11. Entrée de Matelot, 12. La Matelotte, 13. La Paysanne, 14. The Forlong, 15. The Bore / Sweet William, 16. ‘Twas within a Furlong of Edinborourgh Town, 17. The Marlborough, 18. Valentine’s Day

Contents (section 2): 1. L’abbé et L’abesse, 2. Les noces de paysan, 3. La granadière, 4. La Palatine, danse nouvelle, 5. La Palatine, contre-danse, 6. La Venitienne, 7. La Gavotte de Seaux

Music for these dances is available on two CDs of the same name, corresponding to the two sections, which can be purchased from this website.