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

Aaron Macks upelluri at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 13:17:37 EDT 2014

"The Glory of the West" -
There's also a copy on "John Playford, the english dancing master" by
John Wright, et al. I don't know any source for this recording except
this: http://time-has-told-me.blogspot.com/2009/12/va-john-playford.html
of possibly dubious legality


On 4/13/14 12:27 AM, Tim McDaniel wrote:
>> 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

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