[SCA-Dance] "Drive the Cold Winter Away"

Charlene C charlene281 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 21:22:19 EST 2015

On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:18 PM, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:

Does anyone have a good danceable version of this?  The second link
> above has "Country Dances by the Broadside Band.  This tape's version
> has an AABBBBx3 structure (the 'B's could just be very long, so really
> only BB), which should work with this reconstruction."
> Actually, what I just downloaded from Amazon, supposedly from
>      The Broadside Band
>      The English Dancing Master: Drive the Cold Winter Away
> is AABB, 13 repetitions.  The total time is 6:13, which is way longer
> than any USA ECD dance I've heard.  (I hear A as 8 beats, B as 16
> beats, AABB is about 0:28.  I found it hard to distinguish A from B
> without referring to the Playford reproduction music in the first link
> above.)
> Mind you, the tempo is good, which is much more than can be said about
> the other renditions I heard, which tended to be for listening and
> maybe half the speed you'd want to dance.
I like the tempo of this one:

A=8 beats
B=16 beats

Also, for those interested, this CD has the original tune for Adsons
Saraband instead of New Exchange:
(Back in the ancient times when you couldn't buy single tracks, I bought
this CD just for Adsons.)


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