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Dances for Jane Austen

Based on material developed for Summer School 2011 by Anne Daye (dances) and Ian Cutts (music)

Book: Dances for Jane Austen


Jane Austen's brother Henry recorded that 'Jane was fond of dancing, and excelled in it'. The ballroom and assembly scenes in her novels were based on first-hand experience, but she rarely specified the dances. The selection given here goes a little closer to the dances she knew, particularly by making fuller use of the Austen family music books than before. It includes a selection of cotillons and country dances from the ballroom repertoire.
Based on material developed for Summer School 2011 by Anne Daye

Contents: 1. Polonese Russe, 2. The Perigordine, 3. Savage Dance, 4. The Gloucester Waltz / Lady Caroline Lee's Waltz, 5. The Family Party, 6. The Muff, 7. Royal Chace, 8. Les Ombre Chinois, 9. La Jesuite, or, the Jesuit, 10. Les Belles Filles de Norwich, 11. La Pastorelle, 12. La Charmante Irelandoise, 13. The College Hornpipe, 14. La Boulanger, 15. The Charity Boy, 16. Countess of Yarmouth's Fancy, 17. JackeyTarr

CD: Dances for Jane Austen


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Tracks 1-13 played by The Austen Allegros: Ian Cutts (violin, harp, tambourine), Gail Ford (piano, keyboard, oboe), Harry Buckoke (cello)
Track 14 played by Steven Devine (fortepiano)
Tracks 15-17 played by Stuart Marsden (piano)

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