Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. The term Danceries can be found in a copy of PlayfordÆs Dancing Master, an extensive collection of folk and popular tunes of the seventeenth century (and no doubt earlier). This publication was used by master fiddle players to teach the various dance steps of the day to a noblemanÆs house or a kingÆs court. Whilst this present set of æDanceriesÆ cannot be said to be an aid to terpsichorean agility, it will at least set feet tapping! The melodies themselves are a mixture of new and oldùwell, nearly. Where the old occurs it has been adapted in mood and composition and is often interspersed with completely new material. The harmonies and rhythms bring a breath of the new into these themes and add to the drama of the set. Movement 1: Lull me beyond thee. Gentle and lilting, almost a barcarole, this movement is very much a reverie. The original tune had the name æPoor RobinÆs MaggotÆ - a rather disconcerting title; maggot, however, in seventeenth-century parlance meant whim or fancy. This theme can also be found in The BeggarÆs Opera by John Gay (first performed in 1728) under the title æWould you have a young ladyÆ (Air 21). Movement 2: Catching of Quails. A colorful, buoyant scherzo on an original melody. The thematic material is shuttled around the band to contrast with full-bodied tuttis. The last few bars fade away to almost nothing before a final surprise! Movement 3: My LadyÆs Rest. A tender pavane, also on an original theme, with Moorish leanings. Solos for principal winds and brass contrast with warmer tutti passages. The movement culminates with a final presentation of the theme before evaporating in held flute and trumpet cho
Alfred 12-057157078X Danceries - Set II . Danceries Set II was commissioned by Keith Allen and Birmingham Symphonic Winds, supported by PRS for Music Foundation and the RVW Trust. Alfred 12-0571570488 Danceries - Set II. . This second set of Danceries continues the format established in Danceries (Set I), namely in using material taken from Playford's Dancing Master, a collection of folk and popular tunes published in the seventeenth century, to form the basis of an . Alfred Music Publishing is the world's largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Fishpond Australia, Alfred 12-0571565123 Danceries - Music BookBuy . Toys online: Alfred 12-0571565123 Danceries - Music Book, Fishpond.com.au Alfred 12-0571565123 Danceries - Music Book: Amazon.ca: Electronics. Amazon.ca Try Prime Electronics Go. Search EN Hello. Sign in Your Account Sign in Your .