[SCA-Dance] singing accompaniment
mrailing2 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 26 09:31:05 EDT 2009
Many of our dance tunes have associated lyrics. The question is whether the speed and repeat structure of the song are suitable for the dance. I dare you to try to sing the lyrics to Attaignant's tourdion while dancing without running out of breath. The lyrics for So Ben only work for the duple sections, not for the galliard section. All that works for Votate in ca Rosina is the chorus.
The Newberry Consort did a whole concert of songs to country dance tunes. On the Italian side, many of Negri's dances are to the tunes of Gastoldi's part songs. The one best known one is So Ben mi ch'a Buon Tempo. Alta Mendozza is to the tune of A Lieta Vita, which also is an English madrigal, Sing We and Chant It. Most of what we know about medieval dance is the lyrics of the songs they danced to. An SCA example is Quen Quer Que.
For country dances, I would recommend Sellinger's Round, Hit and Miss (Daphne), or If All the World Were Paper. For court dances, Belle qui Tiens ma Vie is an obvious choice. If your dancers are not up to doing the choreographed galliard Alta Mendozza, you could do improv galliard to either A Lieta Vita or Sing We and Chant It.
From: Ben Cogan <donnghaile at gmail.com>
To: Andrew Draskoy <pub at andrew.draskoy.net>
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Subject: Re: [SCA-Dance] singing accompaniment
Blle qui pavane
Many of the dances in Playford are associated with Tudor era Broadside
ballads. Popular street sales would sell pamphlets of words "to be
sung to the tune of Greensleeves" or other popular tunes of the day,
many of which had dances for them codified in Playford.
On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Andrew Draskoy<pub at andrew.draskoy.net> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking for ideas for dances that have associated songs that can
> be used as accompaniment. Anyone got suggestions?
> Thanks, & Cheers,
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