I am looking for origins of two dances--please help. Lady Barbara, al-Barran, Outlands
> I am looking for the origins of two dances--1) Dargason
2) Circle Waltz
I also would like to find sheet music for "Well Hall".
Yours in service to the dream,
- Hi there:
Just back from KWAR/KWCS, and doing a little catching up ...
Barbara Krege wrote:
>1st edition Playford, 1651. This is an unusual dance, and, as Playford's
> > I am looking for the origins of two dances--
> 1) Dargason
descriptions are more like shorthand notes, the are several SCA reconstructions
that seem to fit the original description, but are very different in
appearance. In Caerthe we use a reconstruction from the barony of Carolingia
(East Kingdom) from about 22-23 years ago (I was there - and Mike Bergman may
have been, too).
> 2) Circle WaltzThis seems to be a 20th century choreography, but may go back into the late
1800's. I do not know this dance, so I can't tell which Circle Waltz it is.
> I also would like to find sheet music for "Well Hall".Sixth edition Playford, 1679. A facsimile of the original music is on the web
page "The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium" at
http://www.izaak.unh.edu/nhltmd/indexes/dancingmaster/ - this resource has a
shorthand comparison of every dance as it appeared in each edition of the
Dancing Master, so it is an excellent resource for identifying when a given
dance first appeared in Playford, and whether a given dance changed over time.
Some dances, for instance, appear in almost every edition - but after the eigth
or tenth edition, the dance and music are completely different and only the name
is the same. At least a couple of dances have corrections in the second or
I do not have a modern arrangement of music for this dance. Perhaps somebody
else on this list?
Keith / Guillaume S:}>