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

Donna lgp477 at up.net
Fri Feb 20 22:17:38 EST 2015

On 2/20/15, Charlene C <charlene281 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LE9D4E/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk6
> A=8 beats
> B=16 beats
> (AABB)x3
> Also, for those interested, this CD has the original tune for Adsons
> Saraband instead of New Exchange:
> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005LE9D94/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk8
> (Back in the ancient times when you couldn't buy single tracks, I bought
> this CD just for Adsons.)
> Perronnelle
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