Lively Shape of Dauncing: Dances of Shakespeare’s time – downloadable book and CD


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Available as digital download only.  Note that the book is supplied in PDF format and the CD tracks are supplied in MP3 format.

The 72 page book contains the notation for the dances and information about their social context.  There is a glossary of steps, an extensive bibliography and descriptions of the dances with arrangments of the music.

These were researched and prepared by Anne Daye, Frances Campbell, Hazel Dennison, Ian Gatiss and Judy Smith.

1. Galliard
2. Tordiglione
3. Passomezzo
4. Canaries
5. Spagnoletta
6. Corrente
7. Coranta
8. The Earle of Essex Measures
9. The Cecilia Almaine
10. The French Levolto
11. The Brawles
12. Sellingers Round
13. Hearts Ease
14. The Night Peece
15. Putney Ferry
16. Sedanny, or Dargason
17. Stanes Morris
18. Woodicock

The accompanying CD contains music for all these dances. It is performed by The Broadside Band: Jeremy Barlow (Director), Alastair McLachlan, Rosemary Thorndycroft and George Weigand.

CD Tracklist

All rights reserved, public performance or broadcasting without permission is prohibited. When used for teaching, recognition must be given to The Historical Dance Society. ℗ & © 1994 The Historical Dance Society