From Rout to Regency: Dances for the Fashionable Assembly in Britain and Europe – Book


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Contains introductions to the steps, dance descriptions, and music notations (‘the dots’).

The 122 page book is in three sections. Section 1 (dances 1-15) contains late eighteenth-century ballroom dances researched by Jørgen Schou-Pedersen. Section 2 (dances 16-30) contains a mixture of social dances from Britain c. 1750-1815 researched by Anne Daye. Section 3 (dances 31-32) contains late eighteenth-century ballroom dances in Feuillet notation researched by Cecilia Gracia Mouro.

Contents: 1. Amabile, 2. Menuet Dauphin, 3. Nouveau Menuêt de l’Eloge de la Chasse, 4. Contredance Generalle from ‘Let Galents Villageois’, 5. l’Adonis, 6. Contredance allemande, 7. La Gratieuse, 8. Les Quatre Nieces, 9. Le Retourne du Printems, 10. The Rural Dance, 11. Danses Anglois 9208, 12. Danses Anglois 9222, 13. l’Enlevement, 14. La Vielle, 15. Contradanza 32, 16. Belvidere Waltz, 17. Charity Boy (Glenfiddich), 18. Countess of Yarmouth’s Fancy, 19. Fife Hunt, 20. Jackey Tarr, 21. The Marseillois, 22. The Pleasures of Huntingdon, 23. Robin Shore in Herst, 24. Cottilon changes, 25. Harbour’s Allemande, 26. La Nouvelle Promenade, 27. La Petite Caroline, 28. Le Prince de Galles, 29. Le Retourne du Printems, 30. Reels, 31. Entrée pour un homme et une femme (Pécour), 32. Sarabande de Mr. Feuillet

Music for the dances in sections 1 and 2 can be found on two CDs of the same name, which can be purchased from this website.

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