[SCA-Dance] Music for Petite Rose, The Health, Glory of the West?

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Sun Apr 13 00:27:50 EDT 2014

> Country Capers has a version of Glory of the West, and if I put it
> thru Audacity to slow it down 50% or so, it might be danceable.

So I tried it.  My apologies if I get the terminology wrong, because I
am no kind of sound engineer, especially with the bizarre technology
that is Audacity.

Dear Lord.

I first tried the two stretch-type effects I could see -- make it
longer without altering the pitch.  To get a good tempo, I had to take
it to half speed.  But then it sounded choppy and unpleasant.

So I tried it just changing speed, which I think drops it an octave.
It managed to sound mournful and sound too slow, even though it was
actually a good speed.

Also, it is very quiet.  They bring in enough instruments on the third
verse that there's not much room to amplify it without chopping, which
sounded bad, but it still sounded softer than I wanted.

The English Dancing Master: The glory of the west
The Broadside Band & Jeremy Barlow
John Playford: Popular Tunes in 17th Century England

it is, then.  Amazon's preview sounds like a decent tempo, though
not as nice-sounding as I'd like.

Danett de Lincoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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