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dance-music-msg - 3/18/15


Sources of recorded music for medieval and SCA dance.


NOTE: See also the files: 15C-Ital-Dce-art, dance-msg, ECD-Glossary-art, Ital-Ren-Dce-art, G-Peasnt-Dnce-art, The-Pavan-art, Maypole-Dance-art, dance-par-art.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


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Thank you,

   Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                         Stefan at florilegium.org



From: "Sweet, Debby" <deborah.s.sweet at okstate.edu>

Date: February 12, 2008 3:33:25 PM CST

To: <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: [Ansteorra] Available dance music was Re: Merry Musicians CD


Adena Terricsdottir said:


<<< I Think that is a GREAT idea!! I know that one of my biggest problems

is that I don't have a CD with the specific DANCE music on it, or if I

do, it is by another name and it is hard for me to know which dance

goes to it. (I know that they are out there, any suggestions??) >>>


Until such time as the MMM can record and produce a CD, here are some

suggestions on what is commercially available. CD Baby is a great

resource -- no connection other than a satisfied custormer. The same for

the other merchants mentioned. I either own each CD listed or I have

heard it/danced to it from another dance instructor.




1 -  Tempus Saltandi -- Wolgemut - available from CD Baby

http://cdbaby.com/cd/wolgemut03 $12.95 (Track list: Double, Single,

Gay, Burgundian, Tourch, Charlotte, Pease, Maltese, Scottish, Official,

Pinagay, Hay, Montarde, Washerwoman's, Horse's Bransles).


English Country Dancing:


2 - Silence is Deadly -- The Waits of Southward Renaissance Band -

available from CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/waits   $12.99 cd / $8.99

cassette (Tracks: Rufty Tufty, Newcastle, Faine I Would, Saint Martins,

Hide Park, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Stingo, Jenny Pluck Pears, Gathering

Peascods, Merry Merry Milkmaids, Cuckolds All A Row & some other morris

dance tunes).


SCA / Italian / ECD / Almans / etc:


3 - Dancing with the Infidels - Peach Curry. Available from The Pillaged

Villaged (along with the dancing instruction book-maybe).



d=I5BMHWiW .  (Tracks: Black Nag, Hole in the Wall, Korobushka,

Schiarazula Marazula [aka Maltese Bransle], Officla Bransle, Trenchmore,

& the middle eastern-ish dances.)


4 - Dances From the Inns of Court AND

5 -  Courtly Dances of Western Europe 1450 - 1650. Jouissance. Both

available from Peter Durham, via this webpage,

http://www.peterdur.us/dance/recordings.htm#CDWE .

(Track list for Courty Dances: Petit Riense, Lauro, Anello, Lioncello

Vecchio, Amoroso, Ballo del Fiore, Queen's Alman, Black Alman, Rutfy

Tufty, Upon a Summers Day, Gathering Peascods, Mage on a Cree, Branles:

Simple, Charlotte, Pease, Washerwoman, Pinagay, Belle Qui Tiens ma Vie).

(Track list for Inns of Court: Quadran Pavan, Turkelone, Earl of Essex

Measure, Tinternell, Old Alman, Queen's Alman, Madam Sosilia, Black

Alman, Lorayne Alman, New Alman).


6 - Schauspiluden II - Wolgemut. CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/wolgemut98

. Has Chanzonetta Tedesca, Nonesuch, Sellengers Round, & Scharazula.  [

Schauspiluden I - has Goddesses & various bransles; the other three

Wolgemut CD's are great music but no specific dance tracks].


7 - At Home - The Boston Centre Dance Series, Vol. 5. Bare Necessities.

Available at Country Dance and Song Society, http://www.cdss.org/ .

(Tracks useful are: Lull Me Beyond Thee, Argeers, Fain I Would, Hyde

Park, Broom the Bonny Bonny Broom, Epping Forest, Parson's Farewell,

Merry Merry Milkmaids).  [Vol. 9 looks to be the next best. A variety of

dances are on each one, listed at http://www.cds-boston.org/ecdc/  .]


8, 9, & 10 - 3 Albums by Musica Subterranea.


(Album 1 - Tracks: Official Bransle, Earl of Salisbury Pavan, Black Nag,

Gelosia, Newcastle, Rostibloi Gioiosa, Horse Bransle, Rufty Tufty, Petit

Riens, Parson's Farewell, Hyde Park, Amoroso, Heart's Ease, Half

Hannikin, Anello, Villanicco, Female Sailor, John Tallow's Canon, Hole

in the Wall, & Scotland the Brave).



(Album II - Tracks: Chestnut, Cuckolds All A Row, Gathering Peascods,

Jenny Pluck Pears, Old Mole, Posties Jig, Quen Quer Que, Scotch Cap &




(Album III - Tracks: All in a Garden Green, Argeers, Bizzaria d'Amore,

Boateman, Bransle Aridan, Cassandra, Charlotte, Pinagay, Clog;

Grimstock, Maiden Lane, Maid Peeped Out the Window, Schiarazula

Marazula, Merry Merry Milk Maids, Montarde, New Bo Peep, Pease Bransle,

Picking of Sticks, Sellengers Round, War Bransle, Washerwoman's,



Sorry for the length of the post, but someone would have asked so what's

on that CD - even though they could check out the contents on the







From: "William Meriic" <wmeriic at tx.rr.com>

Date: February 12, 2008 3:51:31 PM CST

To: "'Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.'" <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>

Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Available dance music


A subject of the Kingdome of Ealdormere maintains this fantastic site  

With recorded music, sheet music and dance instructions:




All resources are free for non-profit SCA use.  The music is  

available in MP3 format.  If anyone would like copies of the nine (free) dance  

CDs, let me know, though I ask you to listen to some of the MP3s first.


Will Meriic



Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 03:05:02 -0500

From: Lara Coutinho via Atlantia <atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org>

To: atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org

Subject: [MR] New Dance Music CD released today!


New Dance Music CD released today!  Musica Subterranea has released a new

dance music CD for SCA dancers as part of a special project by the Baron

and Baroness of Northwoods, Midrealm. Their Excellencies Northwoods have

produced an instruction booklet for the steps to 5 SCA dances (6 really

with a bonus dance) which accompanies the new CD just released by Musica

Subterranea.  For details about the project and links to download the music

and instruction booklet, visit the band?s web site at http://musicasub.org.


Direct link to the booklet:



Direct link to the music download:



Hard copy CDs will be available mid-January 2015 through CDBaby.com and

select SCA merchants.  A few early release copies of the CD are available

now from the Baron and Baroness of Northwoods, Maximilian der Zauberer and

Gwenllyen the Minstrel at the Pentamere Twelfth Night event on January 3,



Please read the details on the band's web site, because this is a really

amazing project with a lot of people involved! Email me at orange AT indy

DOT net for details or questions that are not addressed on the web page.

You can also get updates on our next CD scheduled to release in 2015 by

liking our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/musicasubterraneaSCA


Yea Dancing!!!!


--Lady Sophia the Orange


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