[SCA-Dance] Misc. questions from KWDS

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Sun Apr 26 13:38:12 EDT 2015

On Sun, 26 Apr 2015, Justin du coeur <jducoeur at gmail.com> wrote:
> The citation is, "New York, Public Library, Dance Collection,
> Lincoln Center, MGZMBZ-Res. 72-254".  It is one of a number of MSS
> attributed to Ebreo / Ambrosio, who wrote most of the books in this
> repertoire.  It's broadly similar to several of the others, and
> Smith only devotes a short section to it per se, but Judith
> presumably used its Italian as her specific focus for reconstructing
> this particular dance.  I would generally agree with that practice:
> since dances *did* evolve during period, it's usually best to focus
> on one specific source for your reconstruction if you can, and use
> the others mainly to help disambiguate confusing passages.

How many years between the first Amoroso and the last?  If I remember
right, Judith said 80 years.  Perhaps that does make it different from
what I'd been thinking of, Playford versus Lovelace versus MS Sloane
3858, where they're probably separated by a few years last I heard.

But I'm also willing to believe in an Urtanz, that people in period
might recognize the Platonic ideal of Amoroso ... or several Platonic
ideals, but "several Platonic ideals" kinda shoots my theory in the foot.

Danielis Lindum Colonia
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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