[SCA-Dance] Maundering about "Glory of the West"
tmcd at panix.com
Mon Aug 23 10:06:20 EDT 2010
On Mon, 23 Aug 2010, Yves de Fortanier <Yves.de.Fortanier at comcast.net>
> Bonjour from Yves,
> According to Filip's transcription of the First Edition,
> I'm thinking the open and close takes a bar/measure each and the
> movement for "open" could be  branle out twice,  slip out
> twice, or  "step, cross in front, step, pause"
Is  sometimes called a "grapevine bransle" step? I think I've seen
that done in a few other dances.
> Setting to another dancer without turning - I count at least seven
> dances having that, including Stingo and Newcastle.
I don't know those dances; thanks for pointing them out. You mean
that Playford specifies only setting and indeed they are danced with
> Since there's two bars in which to do two sets, I see two options:
> do it once at half speed or do it twice at normal speed. There is a
> similar situation with "The Health": the instructions say simply
> "set" and the music gives two bars for it.
Anyone know "The Health"?
I like two sets as an option. Not aesthetically, but that it's
consistent with Playford, fits the ECD pattern, fills the time
available. I think I did that in at least one ECD dance in a mundane
 practice here in Austin.
Dannet de Lincoln
 word chosen advisedly
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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