John Garden - Lost Dances of Earthly Delights Vol 1

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A translation and presentation by John Garden of Jan D'Honger's "Pleasures for Four Seasons" together with Henrj Nagod's commentary. Music performed by the band Earthly Delights.

4 CDs, music, dance instructions split into theh four seasons. The culmination of years of work, this A4 spiral bound volume has instructions and historical notes on 64 dances, chorded musical notation to about 200 tunes, arranged in 64 sets to match the dances and 4 full-length full-band CDs containing recordings of all the music for the dances.

Vol. 1 is an enlarged edition of the book and 4 CD set released in 2000 and described by as 'a masterwork' and by Roots World Bulletin as 'truly impressive', 'a necessary item for American dance enthusiasts', 'a work of substance' and 'a labor of devotion to the dance traditions which have nurtured so many cultures'.

It contains 18 progressive circle dances, 7 contras, 8 quadrilles, 16 other set dances,7 non-progressive couples dances and 8 no partner, trio and random dances.
There is music and a live performance on CD for 27 waltzes, 6 mazurkas, 24 bourrees (3/8), 26 jigs and 119 others in either 2/4 or 4/4 time. A glossary of figures and steps is also included together with tips for dancers and teachers.

154pp Illus spiral bound laminated 297mm X 210mm (A4)

Also available from Trad&Now is Volume 2 also with 4 CDs - Favourites for Four Settings TN404 $90
and also by John Garden and available from Trad&Now The Christmas Carol Dance Book TN050 $25

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 July, 2008.


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