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Kate Van Winkle Keller & George A. Fogg
New Country Dances From Maine, 1795 B 1059
New Country Dances From Maine, 1795
This is a collection made by Joseph Merrill of Topsham, Maine around 1795. He copied from a small booklet filled with country dances that had been published two years earlier by the Thompson publishing house in London and added six more of his favorites. The authors have reconstructed each dance with its original tune. Historical notes and information about authentic performance style as well as tips for adapting the dances for modern dancers are included.

CONTENTS:
Rules of the Richmond Assemblies, November 1790.

The Country Dances, The Road to Ruin, The Sheppards Holiday,The Trip to Bagshot, Bayham Abbey, The Royal Pair, Osburn Place Assembly, Little Ben, Bill Bobstay, Dickey Dwindle, The London House, The Woodman, The Enchanted Wood, Miss Mcdonalds Reel, Jockey of the Green, Tippy Bob, The Female Soldier, Leap Year, Mrs. Philips Fancy, Lowthers Hornpipe, The Sun Flower, The Waggoner, The Poor Recruit, The Prophets of Old Times, Miss Ellis’s Fancy, Allemand Swist, Boston Delight, Doutfull Sheppard, Donfisco, Faithfull Shepherd, Fischers Hornpipe.

Formation, Figures, and Steps

Price: € 9.00

Kate van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg
Contra Dances from New Hampshire, 1783 B 7777
Contra Dances from New Hampshire, 1783
Contra Dances from New Hampshire 1783 by Kate van Winkle Keller and George A. Fogg (October 2012) is the latest from The Colonial Music Institute press. This book is an interpretation of the fifty-five dances written down by one Clement Weeks, a 33-year-old schoolteacher in Greenland, New Hampshire. In February 1783, just a few months before the Treaty of Paris would end the Revolutionary War, Weeks began writing out “Figures for Contra Dances,” thirty-five of them, the authors point out, “from a collection from a friend named Smith” and another twenty chosen by Weeks himself. Keller and Fogg, both expert dance historians, interpreted each set of dance figures and, using the titles in the Weeks manuscript, located the music intended for them. Thus, each dance, is written out in modern notation and coupled with its facsimile from Weeks’ manuscript. Facsimiles are provided for most of the tunes as well. That plus the front matter, comprising a history of Weeks and his manuscript and an explanation of “Contra Vs Country,” plus the back matter (“Formation,” glossary, and bibliography), makes for a book packed with information – and not just for dancers, either.

For those of us with an interest in Ancient history, the Contra Dances from New Hampshire demonstrates how easily dance music could become march music. At this time, both fifers and dancers required uncluttered music with two strong pulsations per measure in order to know which foot should be where at each musical measure. These indications of foot placement were just as important to soldiers marching in formation as they were to the ladies and gentlemen footing it on the dance floor, proven by the fact that about half of Weeks’ dance music is also found in the manuscript march collections kept by fifers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Price: € 18.00

Page Ralph
The Ralph Page Book Of Contras B 302
The Ralph Page Book Of Contras
Contains twenty-two American contras. Eleven are modern or contemporary dances, eleven are older or traditional dances. Most of them were presented during Ralph Page tour of Great Britain in 1966.

1988, 24 pgs.

Price: € 3.75

Patri Pugliese
Dances for The Civil War Ballroom B 289
Dances for The Civil War Ballroom
A Manual of Dance Instruction to accompany "The Civil War Ballroom recording" by Spare Parts.

This pocket manual supplies instructions for all the dances on The Civil War Ballroom recording by Spare Parts, also the dance music in The Civil War Ballroom Band Book.

Included are the most fashionable mid-nineteenth-century dances:
waltz, polka, schottische, polka redowa, galop, Grand March, Soldier’s Joy, Gothic Dance, Spanish Dance, La Têmpete, The Lancers Quadrilles (figures 1, 3, and 5), and the Virginia Reel. It provides detailed explanations, plus abbreviated calls for the set dances.

To help recreate a Victorian ball, the manual also includes "Etiquette of the Ballroom" and "A Note on Ballroom Refreshments."

Patri Pugliese was a dance historian and teacher who drafted these instructions to help reenactors and people of all ages recreate a midcentury Victorian ball. The project was interrupted by Patri Pugliese's untimely death in February of 2007. With Barbara Pugliese's approval, Liz Stell and Bill Matthiesen have undertaken to format and publish this volume in the style of the mid-nineteenth century dance manuals that served as Patri's sources.

Small hardbound volume (4.5" x 6.75"); 110 pages with period illustrations.

Contents:
Preface
Etiquette of the Ballroom

The Dances:
The Grand March
The Waltz
Soldier's Joy
The Polka
The Lancers Quadrilles (figures 1, 3, and 5)
The Galop
La Tempête
The Polka Redowa
The Schottische
The Gothic Dance
Redowa Waltz
Virginia Reel
Spanish Dance

Appendices:
Ballroom Refreshments
Select Bibliography
Contact Information About the Authors

Musicbook - € 20.00

CD - € 14.00

Price: € 15.00

Philippe Callens
Both Sides Of The Atlantic - Book AADS 9701BK
Both Sides Of The Atlantic - Book
CONTAINS
six English country dances in Playford style:

Corelli's Maggot (Cathy & John Millar, 1993) - Newcastle (The English Dancing Master, 1651) - Kill him with Kindness (The Dancing Master, c. 1726) - Circle of Tradition (Fried de Metz Herman, 1992) - My Lady Winwood's Maggot (The Dancing Master, c. 1726) ) - Burgundy's Flight (The Dancing Master, c. 1710).
a Waltz:
Liza's Birthday in Cape Breton (© 1994 David Cahn).
six medleys (reels, jigs, marches) for New England style contras and squares:
Mackilmoyle Reel / Barrow Burn Reel / The Scholar (reels 9 x 32) - First Western Change Jig / Road to Lisdoonvarna (jigs 7 x 32) - The Banks of Inverness / Morpeth Lasses (reels/polkas 7 x 32) - Prince Imperial Galop / Jonatan's March (8 1993 Mik Lammers) / Bonnie Charlie (marches 9 x 32) - Crossing the Cascades (8 1990 Mike Richardson) / Pizza and Apple Pies (8 1989 Mike Richardson) / High Spy (8 1989 Chris Dewhurst) (jigs 9 x 32) - Cold Frosty Morn' / Old Grey Cat [for Acer] / Hobart's Transformation (reels 11 x 32.

CD - € 18.50

Available in:
°German / English
°Dutch / English

Price: € 8.00
From A Belgian Yankee Caller B 100
From A Belgian Yankee Caller
A collection of 45 New England style dances with music for each dance.
The author, Philippe Callens, presents 45 of his own dances, all written in the New England tradition. You will find 4 circles, 13 squares, 24 contras and 4 dances in other formations.
The dance descriptions are kept simple and clear. Each dance is accompanied by a chorded musical score. Suggestions for the use of recorded music are given. The book also comprises an annotated bibliography and discography of works on American dance published in continental Europe. There is a list of organizations that promote these dances. The book closes with an index of the dances and tunes and a classification of the dances according to level.
An indispensable work for the New England dancers!

Price: € 19.60
Keep On Swinging - booklet (Dutch/English) AADS 9208BK
Keep On Swinging - booklet (Dutch/English)
A Collection of 24 New England style dances, Philippe Callens, 1992. The booklet is a collection of 24 American dances in New England style, divided in four sections (circles, squares, contras, triplets). The CD is a collection of 12 New England style medleys all suitable for dancing.

CD - € 17.00.

Set (Book & CD) - € 21.00

Book English/German - € 8.00

Price: € 8.00
Keep On Swinging - booklet (German/English) AADS 9208CDBKD
Keep On Swinging - booklet (German/English)
A Collection of 24 New England style dances, Philippe Callens, 1992. The booklet is a collection of 24 American dances in New England style, divided in four sections (circles, squares, contras, triplets). The CD is a collection of 12 New England style medleys all suitable for dancing.

CD - € 17.00.

Set (Book & CD) - € 21.00

Book English/Dutch - € 8.00

Price: € 8.00
Keep On Swinging - SET AADS 9208CDBK
Keep On Swinging - SET
A Collection of 24 New England style dances, Philippe Callens, 1992. The booklet is a collection of 24 American dances in New England style, divided in four sections (circles, squares, contras, triplets). The CD is a collection of 12 New England style medleys all suitable for dancing. Available in German & English.

Booklet (English/Dutch or English/German) - € 7.50.

CD - € 17.00

TRACK LISTING:
1. Saint Anne's Reel / Cecil Mc Cackeron
2. Shandon Bells / Ther Came a Youn Man
3. Spider Bit The Baby
4. Walker Street / Levantine's Barrel / Good For The Tongue
5. Peacock Rag
6. Flowers Of Edinburgh / Blair Athol / The Otter Holt
7. Petronella / Green Mauntain Petronella
8. Debbie's Jig / Cadeau's Jig
9. Reel Poulet / Reel de THérèse Rioux
10. Woodschopper's Reel / Eddie's Reel
11. Chickadees' Polka / Silver and Gold / Sarah Dell
12. Tour Of Puget Sound

Price: € 21.00

Ralph Sweet with Nils Fredland
On the Beat with Ralph Sweet: Singing Squares and Patter Calls from the Collecti CDSS 46
On the Beat with Ralph Sweet: Singing Squares and Patter Calls from the Collecti
CDSS’s latest publication! Over two hundred pages of Ralph Sweet’s favorite squares from his collection acquired over the course of a sixty-year calling career! The book includes instructional essays on how to call patter and singing squares; each of the ninety squares in the book includes instructions for the figure, teaching tips, sequences, and notes that add Ralph’s unique historical (and occasionally hysterical!) perspective; all thirty-four singing squares include music for the accompanying tune; there is a nineteen page section called “Intros, Breaks, and Endings,” that takes the mystery out of this important part of square dance calling; there is a special “Hoedowns” section, with music for suggested tunes to back up a patter-style square dance caller; and there is a section called “Sources” that gives some information on the origin of each of the squares in the book. All that, and photos too! Purchase “On the Beat,” and get to know Ralph Sweet through the medium he’s most passionate about: SQUARE DANCING!

Price: € 35.00

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