[SCA-Dance] Pinagay bransle

Justin du coeur jducoeur at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 08:22:08 EDT 2013

My impression is that that tendency (and it varies in many bransles) is
mainly driven by what musical recordings a branch happens to use.  Some
musicians (notably Wolgemut) have a tendency to repeat everything in the
bransles, even when Arbeau doesn't obviously call for it.

I don't think there's been any global change to the dance, though: this is
probably just local custom.  (Reconstruction always varies across the

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Monica Hultin <mhultin at mymts.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I learned Pinagay Bransle in the SCA years ago (20 or so), but haven’t
> been active for awhile now.  So I am curious about a particular development
> in this dance I heard of talking to a young SCA member.
> When I learned this piece, the last set of doubles were not repeated.  Nor
> is there a repeat noted in Arbeau.  So why are people adding a repeat now?
> Also, when I look at videos, it appears to be the latest style to repeat
> the final doubles.
> Comments?
> Monika z Gniezno
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