[SCA-Dance] Pinagay bransle

Charlene C charlene281 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 13:55:47 EDT 2013

On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 9:03 AM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

> In contrast, Musica Subterranea's Pinagay (off the green CD) has only
> one double at the end so that's what we do.  The recording my group
> has available for Pepper's Black has about an extra third of the dance
> tacked onto the end.  The dance is energetic enough that we just stop
> when the dance ends, but it would not surprise me if we started
> dancing from the start.  A group I danced with elsewhere had a

That recording is by Pyewackett and is a medley of Pepper's Black and
Tomorrow the Fox WIll Come to Town. Pepper's Black was more popular
when I started dancing 20 years ago and we did the dance 1-3/4 times
through to fill the music. That also meant dancers were dancing off
the phrasing of the music which also bugged me.

> (But I'd really like to figure out a version where we dance the steps
> as written, of course at least as best we can interpret Gresley, but
> that would require other music mutation and require live musicians on
> hand to play.)

For some definition of "as written." Gresley is vague enough to invite
wildly different interpretations.


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