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Minuets for Dancing

Price: $6.00
In Stock: 9
Description

The music comes from two colonial American sources: the manuscript collection of minuets made by John Ormsby, a dancing master active in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland in the 1750s, and a group of printed English minuet collections from about the same time that belonged to Thomas Jefferson. For this publication, each of the dances was interpreted and reconstructed using period sources. Several pages are devoted to the technique of 18th-century deportment, figures (or "geography") of the minuet, honors for both the woman and the man, the English minuet step, a complete bibliography of period sources, and there is a first-hand account of the terror induced by a gentleman's first performance of the minuet at a public ball. Chords are indicated on the music and the figures have been matched with each piece of music. Collected by Charles Cyril Hendrickson and Frances C. Hendrickson
 
CONTENTS:

Dances: 

Corelli's Minuet
Countess of Eglington's Minuet
The Dutchess of Ancaster's Minuet
The Dutchess of Richmond's Minuet
Lord Cathcart's Minuet
A Minuet
A Minuet by Captain Read
A Minuet by S. Philpot
A Minuet by Reverd. Mr. Bacon
Miss Webster's Minuet
Mrs. Hedges, Her Minuet

Eighteenth-Century Dance Technique
The Figures of the Minuet
Minuet Honors
The English Minuet Step
Sources and Notes

Author/Editor/Artist
Charles Cyril Hendrickson and Frances C. Hendrickson
     
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