Cherwell Thy Wyne: Dances of fifteenth-century England from the Gresley Manuscri
The 'Gresley' manuscript is a small notebook written by John Baynes belonging to the Gresley of Drakelow family papers and held in the Derbyshire Record Office at Matlock, dated to c. 1500. As far as is known, it is the only extant English dance record of its type.
This book is the product of extensive research by Ann and Paul Kent. It contains an overview of the manuscript, a guide to the performance of the dances, detailed descriptions of the steps, transcriptions of the text, melody lines and full dance instructions for all 26 of the dances for which choreographies are given in the manuscript.
The CD has music for all the dances with other tunes from the manuscript and specially written tunes for dances where no music is given. It has been designed to match the dances in the book, as well as being excellent listening.
4. Prenes in gre
6. Lebeus disineus
13. La Duches*
18. New yer
21. Prenes a gard
22. What so ever ye wyll
26. This enderis day*
28. Petygay (to the same tune as New yer)
29. Newcastell (to the same tune as Sofferance)