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Music session - 18th July 2017

Submitted by Elyna Delynor on July 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

Music session - 18th July 2017


Sympkyn of the Moor, hammered dulcimer
Katherine of Glastonbury, harp
Elena y Delyn, bray harp
Iuliana of Southron Gaard, various recorders

Tunes played:

Warmed up with our old favourite the Earl of Essex Measures.

Then we had a study session on Madame Sosilia, given that it had been annoying last time.

After that we played Lorrayne Almain, as it was likewise in need of de-rusting.

And then the New Almain. This one needs to go faster in the fullness of time but at the moment is still pretty to play.

Then we did Pease Bransle, with F# as per manuscript as described in Music blog post 20th May 2017. 

Because it's very difficult to stop us, we then played Scotts Bransle and Washerwomans Bransle too. (Sympkyn started it.)

And finally, we started a brand new tune at the very end of the session. Yes, that wasn't strictly speaking a good idea, but it actually went pretty well. The tune in question is the Montarde Bransle, starting on an A and using F#s.

We'll keep playing it I think, it's a good one to have onhand for a random number of dancers :)


Future music sessions will take place on TUESDAYS rather than Mondays. Same venue (email me for address), same time (7.30pm - 9.30pm).
Newcomers are very welcome :)
Elena y Delyn


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