[SCA-Dance] Halfe Hannikin

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Fri May 23 12:01:07 EDT 2008

I took the Halfe Hannikin on the blue Musica Subterranea and sliced it
up.  (<unix>With sox, which is rather like editing /dev/kmem with
ed.</unix>) Fortunately, the music doesn't flow continuously -- they
did almost a rest at the end of each phrase.  So it actually sounds OK
to me when sliced and rejoined.

On Fri, 23 May 2008, Alex Clark <alexbclark at pennswoods.net> wrote:
> I'm afraid that on this point neither of us has been successfully
> explaining things. My reconstruction has a progression that is not
> really separate from the turn; it is an outcome of the turn. The
> dancers turn each other clockwise (to the left hand as they hold
> both hands), and as they come out on a tangent from that turn they
> overshoot their places so that each one ends up with the next.
> In practice, this turn followed by a change along the line feels
> almost like turning and coming back to the starting place, and is
> timed practically the same way. The biggest difference in executing
> it is that in order to go along the line one lets go of hands for a
> moment, and then takes hands with the next.

Did you try turning counter-clockwise?  If so, does one flow better
than the other, or is there a reason to prefer one over the other?

Daniel Lindocolina
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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