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The almain in Britain, c.1549-c.1675 : a dance manual from manuscript sources

Author: Ian Payne
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2003.
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This is an attempt to present a complete critical edition of the manuscript texts of these simple social dances, which were regularly performed at masques in the London Inns of Court, together with  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Payne
ISBN: 0859679659 9780859679657
OCLC Number: 50334252
Description: xviii, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Plate 1 Watermarks from the dance manuscripts xix --
Plate 2 GB-Lcm MS 1119, fols 23v-24r xxi --
Part 1 The Sources and the History --
1 The Manuscript Sources and their Contents 7 --
2 The Measures and Country Dance: Trends and Influences, c. 1509-c. 1675 24 --
3 The Almain in the Tudor Period: Origins of the Dance and its Music 46 --
4 Some Aspects of Almain Choreography 65 --
5 The Almain and its Music, I: Phrase-Structure and the Transition from Dance-Music to Art-Music 79 --
6 The Almain and its Music, II: Trends and Influences, c.1599-c.1673 97 --
Part 2 The Dances --
7 Steps used in the Almain and other Measures 115 --
8 Some Measures other than Almains and their Music 138 --
9 The Old Almain 168 --
10 The New Almain 177 --
11 Brunswick [Almain] 182 --
12 Lorayne Almain 184 --
13 The Queen's Almain 187 --
14 Cecilia Almain 192 --
15 New Cecilia Almain 196 --
16 Black Almain 200 --
17 Lady Layton's Measures [?Almain] 205 --
Part 3 A Critical Edition of the Manuscripts --
18 Editorial Method 211 --
19 Source A: GB-Ob, MS Rawlinson Poet. 108, fols 10r-11r 213 --
20 Source B: Taunton, Somerset Record Office, DD/WO 55/7, Item 36 218 --
21 Source C: GB-Lbl, MS Harley 367, fols 178r-9v 220 --
22 Source D: GB-Ob, MS Douce 280, fols 66(a)v-66(b)v 222 --
23 Source E: GB-Ob, MS Rawlinson D864, fols 199r-v, 203r-204v 228 --
24 Source F: London, Inner Temple Library, Records of the Inner Temple, Volume XXVII, fols 3r-6v 233 --
25 Source G: GB-Lcm, MS 1119, fols 1r-2v 238 --
Appendix GB-Lbl, MS Lansdowne 1115, fols 35v-8r 242.
Responsibility: Ian Payne.

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