[SCA-Dance] Sca-dance Digest, Vol 28, Issue 17

Alex Clark alexbclark at pennswoods.net
Mon Feb 18 12:44:07 EST 2008

At 07:08 PM 2/17/2008 -0500, Jane & Mark Waks wrote:
>John-Michael Robinson wrote:
> > I have yet to come across a pavan other than Quadran Pavan that was not an
> > SCA creation.
>Probably not quite true: the Carolingia Pavan (which still seems to be
>the most common pavan around) may be *named* for us, but we didn't
>invent it. We got it from Dr. Brainard way back in the mists of time;
>the name came from the fact that Carolingia popularized it.
>Of course, as done in much of the SCA it's mutated quite a lot. But the
>original design wasn't written in the Society...

Good point. "Modern creation done mainly in the SCA" is not the same thing 
as "SCA creation". It seems likely that a dancer who has been around for a 
few years will also have encountered the Earl of Salisbury Pavan, which 
(IIRC) was first choreographed by Mabel Dolmetsch and published in 1949.

Henry of Maldon/Alex Clark 

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