This is the final list of dances for the Canterbury Faire Ball (Friday night at Canterbury Faire). There are dances to suit all skill levels, and I hope the ball will be a lot of fun. If you have questions about the dances or music, please contact Lady Anna de Wilde or add a comment below.
UPDATE: all sheet music for the ball now collected here (thank you, Lowrens!).
|Ballo del fiore||sheet music (several versions)|
|Earl of Essex Measure|
~ Tassel Kick ~
|Cesarina||dance notes||sheet music
|Gracca Amorosa||dance notes|
|Contentezza d'Amore||dance notes|
|Contrapasso Nuovo||dance notes||sheet music (scroll down)|
|Chiara Stella||dance notes|
|Pungente Dardo||dance notes||sheet music|
~ Supper ~
|Scottish Branles||dance notes|
|Horses Branle||dance notes|
|Montarde Branle||dance notes|
|Ly bens distonys||dance notes|
|La Caccia d'Amore||dance notes||sheet music
1. We will probably use several pieces of galliard music through the evening, for the tassel-kick and then for the galliards at the end of the third set. Likely pieces are: La Traditore, The Marie-Gold, The Newe Years Gift
2. There are many choreographies to the Spagnoletta tune. The musicians at Canterbury Faire will play the music six times through, so you can dance any version you please: Mistress Katherina's reconstructions; Master Del's reconstructions
Working Notes, earlier updates
2 December 2011
With help from Mistress Katherina who put together a music list together on her laptop she has advised that the music alone comes to around 80 minutes. I was aiming for around 70 minutes worth of dancing. So it does seem to be a little long. :( I have to be mindful that the tassel kick can go for up to 15-30 minutes, and that supper is usually around 30 minutes. So this ball is looking to be around 3 hours. That's a pretty long evening. I think that it may come down to making the call on the evening of cutting dances out, if it seems to be going on too long.
23 November 2011
The list above is now the Official Ball list for Canterbury Faire. I haven't changed anything except the order of the dances in the second set. I will make the call on the night to subtract any dances if things are not going well or if it is getting too late.
17th of October
I have been playing with the order and swapped some of the in the sets. I have moved the tassle kick to earlier in the evening, and I have put supper in the list as well. Placing supper after two quite vigorous set of cascardes and balletti I think will work well. Then having the next set as the branles will hopefully get people back on the floor. I am still debating the length of the ball list. There were 20 dances last year if you count the Branles of Champagne as one dance, and I have 23. I am currently of the mind to keep the list as is, and make the call on the night to delete dances if need be.
First list, early October
So I got an attack of helium hand and offered to organise the Canterbury Faire Ball. So I am hoping to organise a dance list that is fun, and interesting. Here is what I have so far. This has been recently edited as I have received some requests from those that live in SG. Not all suggestions will be granted. This list will be finalised by the end of October.
I would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions, if there are dances that you would like to see on the list. (Just be aware there will be no ECD on this list)
I have opened up the comments section, so feel fee to comment any suggestions or thoughts about the Dance list.