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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.

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

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.

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

Ballroom Refreshments
Select Bibliography
Contact Information About the Authors

Musicbook - € 20.00

CD - € 14.00

Price: € 25.50

Si Puo Ballare - A selection of dances from 15th century Italy DHDS 2017 BK
Si Puo Ballare - A selection of dances from 15th century Italy
Book + CD

Si Puo Ballare is a compilation of dances from HDS Summer Schools 1992 and 1995 re-researched and realised by Hazel Dennison, and placed in a choreographic and cultural context, with new diagrams by Paul Kent and revised step descriptions. The CD contains previously published music from earlier CDs and some new tracks.

Petti Rosse
Fiore de Vertu
Mignotta Vechia
Partita Crudele
Chorona Gentile
Bialte di Chastiglia
Petit Vriens

Price: € 28.00

Revels for 1588 - English dances of the Armada year B 1203
Revels for 1588 -  English dances of the Armada year
Dances :
1. Quarter Branles - 2. Turcke Leone - 3. The Spanioletta - 4. Pavan d'Espagne - 5. Brando detto Alta Regina - 6. Il Torneo Amoroso - 7. La Battaglia - 8. Barriera - 9. Pavaniglia - 10. Branle Aridan - 11. Blacke Almaine - 12. Longe Pavian - 13. Mundesse - 14. The Lady Leytons Measures - 15. Peppers Black - 16. Row Well Ye Marriners.
Book, 1988, 66 pgs.
CD - € 15.00

Price: € 18.50

Verena Brunner
Tanzen mit Mozart B 356
Tanzen mit Mozart
Book (German), Verena Brunner - 2001, 80 pgs.
CD - € 17.00

1. KV 609 Nr. 1 (Anglaise Figaro - Anglaise Figaro vereinfachte Tanzform - Wiener Anglaise) - 2. KV 609 Nr. 2 (Anglaise Le Cavalier - Contredanse La Zélie) - 3. KV 609 Nr. 3 (Anglaise Le Papillon - Anglaise Le Papillon vereinfachte Tanzform - Cottillon La Conférence) - 4. KV 609 Nr. 4 (Walzer-Anglaise - Contredanse La Portugaise) - 5. KV 609 Nr. 5 (Cottillon La Bonne Air) - 6. KV 527 Kontratanz aus DON GIOVANNI (Contradanza Don Giovanni) - 7. KV 527 Deutscher Tanz aus DON GIOVANNI (Deutscher Paartanz - Olivia’s Anglaise) - 8. KV 527 Menuett aus DON GIOVANNI (Menuet en huit - Menuet en quatre).

Price: € 16.00

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