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Dance Delights


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Front cover


Contents:


Prefaces ~ 3

On the dances ~ 5

On the music ~ 6

On the medleys ~ 8

 

Arcades and Alleyways ~ 12

The Australian Polka Mazurka ~ 15

The Battle of Waterloo ~ 22

The Bordonian National Polka (1) & (2) ~ 25

Branle de Montirande ~ 29

Bright Star ~ 33

The Carmen Quadrille ~ 34

The Conundrum ~ 39

The Corona Polka ~ 44

The Short Country Bumpkin ~ 45

Easter Thursday ~ 47

Emma’s Song ~ 49

Ferrareze Fantasy Pavan & Galliard medley ~ 52








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Five Steps to Heaven ~ 57

The Fleeting Moments Minuet ~ 61

Galliard Dating ~ 66

The Grand Polka medley ~ 69

The Hambo Sandwich ~ 71

Holiday Holubiec ~ 73

Knot à Trois ~ 75

The Lacework Mazurka ~ 76

Lobster Quadrille ~ 77

The Marathon Mazurka medley ~ 81

Mazurian Anglaise or Courland Fancy ~ 84

Mazurian Ecossaise or Livonian Lilt ~ 86

Mazurka country dance medley ~ 87

The México Varsovienna medley ~ 88

Mirror Measures—Heaven and Hell ~ 92

Missing the Neighbours ~96

My Markowski mixup ~ 97

The New Iolanthe Schottische medley ~ 104

Parlour Games ~ 118

Pastime in Good Co7mpany ~ 122



This 204 A4 page book offers instructions, music and context for 55 fun participatory social dances which John Gardiner-Garden composed in many different styles and formations and playing with many different interesting ideas in response to various requests, challenges, needs and whims over the last 15 years, together with period illustrations, and notes on making 30 stunning medleys out of dances both in this book and in his Lost Dances of Earthly Delights Volumes and Christmas Carol Dance BookA few of the dances are set to original music by John but most are set to fabulous music of Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic-era composers (including 4 to Bach and  5 to Beethoven).

The new works front and rear cover are offered to the left and its contents is presented across the three columns below.

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The Philosopher’s Stone ~ 127

Polka Nationale ~ 134

The Recurring Dilemma ~ 140

The Rewind Waltz ~ 141

Rough Seas ~ 143

The Russian Gypsy Queen ~ 145

Schiarazula’s Hey ~ 146

Sechs Deutsche or Crossed Conversations ~ 148

Sechs Ecossaisen or Perpetual motion ~ 155

The Social Obligations Minuet ~ 159

The Spanish Brawl ~ 163

Stars of Joy ~ 165

Sweet Bunch of Daisies ~ 168

Tempest through a Looking Glass ~ 170

Wachet auf / Sleepers awake ~ 172

The Wind-Up Galop ~ 175

The Zig-Zag Mazurka ~ 184

Waltz Futsal ~ 186

The Waratah Polka Mazurka ~ 189

Winifred—the Baden Berlin Bohemian ~ 196

Die Zwelf Monet ~  201