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

Charlene C charlene281 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 13 14:54:36 EDT 2014

This 2-CD set was originally published as four LPs in the 1975-1980;
there are two bands, Orange & Blue and The Ranchers. The Whirligig
[Woodicock] version I hear most often in the SCA is from this
collection. The Barony has two of the LPs and I had converted them to
mp3s. I was SO thrilled when I found the CDs. It's for sale here:

£16 / US$26 + shipping

EURO 19 / US$26 + shipping

If several people want a copy, you can probably save on shipping by
doing a group order. I've done that with SCA friends ordering books
and CDs. Sometimes you can even get a volume discount price. I once
got a dozen books at $75/ea that were selling in the US for $100/ea.


On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Justin du coeur <jducoeur at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM, White,John <john.white at drexel.edu> wrote:
>> I have two sources for this.  The first is a great two volume set called
>> The English Dancing Master, by
>> Orange and Blue, and the Ranchers.  The instrumentation is somewhat modern
>> (i.e an accordion features
>> prominently), but the arrangements are done for dancing so the speed and
>> repeats are good.  I don't
>> offhand recall having to doctor up any of their tracks.  Plus, they've got
>> a lot of 1st Edition pieces among
>> the 54 tracks on the two volumes.  The double-CD album is available, but
>> mostly from the UK, so it isn't
>> cheap.  However, I would say that it is worth the price.
> Don't know the Health specifically, but seconded in general.  This album
> has been Carolingia's go-to for ECD for over 30 years.  We had a cassette
> copy for so long that we actually didn't know what it was any more until
> Gundormr found the CDs and updated us to those.  As Dafydd says, it's
> distinctly modern, but it is one of the most consistently *usable*
> collections of ECD I know anywhere -- most of the recordings work for the
> common-use reconstructions, and it's generally pleasant and upbeat.
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