[SCA-Dance] Music for Chirintana

White, John john.white at drexel.edu
Mon Apr 14 11:02:17 EDT 2008

> From:  judithsca at aol.com
>  Salvete!
> ?? As this was a dance that I reconstructed, I can answe 
> this. :-)? I had music created to suit this dance.? Master 
> Otto von Graz (mka Chris Elmes from the ensemble Gaita) ) 
> wrote the music for it.? As they are professional musicians, 
> their music is generally not freely available for download.? 
> I have cc'd him here.
> ???? If you need notes for the dances (or the more recent 
> version of its reconstruction), please feel free to drop me a line!
> Your Servant,
> Judith
Another place music is available (though not for download) for
this dance is the DHDS
(http://www.dhds.org.uk/publications/bookprice.html) -
it's on Il Bel Danzare.  Now, their reconstruction may not be
the same as Mistress Judith's, and in any case, since this is
one of the few (only?) "for as many as will" 15thC Italian dances
where the music needs to fit the number of dancers (or vice versa)
because of it's structure, you're going to have to do some
tailoring anyway ... but that's one of the limitations of
not having live musicians.

        \\Dafydd C

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