Just back from KWAR/KWCS, and doing a little catching up ...
Barbara Krege wrote:
> > I am looking for the origins of two dances--
> 1) Dargason
1st edition Playford, 1651. This is an unusual dance, and, as Playford's
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 Waltz
This 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
- 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:}>