Nonsuch Books and Music CDs

Nonsuch/Eglinton Instruction Books and Recorded Music

Dances and Dance Styles from the 12th to the 19th Century. The Nonsuch/Eglinton books contain detailed instructions and 'quick crib' notes for teachers, performers, choreographers, and students. The CDs have a list of dances on the cover, and each dance is identified by an announcement on the tape. 

Volume 1 - Dances From The Courts Of Europe - £20.00

Farandole, Branles, Estampies, Special Dance Arrangements, and 15th century French Basse Dances Introductory notes on source material Advice to teachers and performers on style Colour reproductions of the Lorenzetti and Buonaiuto frescoes Historical notes and contemporary quotes in 'A History Tourist's Scrapbook' The accompanying CD contains music for all the dances played at the appropriate speed for dancing with the necessary repeat structure each dance with identifying announcement and musical introduction. 

Volume 2 - Italian Renaissance (15thC) and Caroso & Negri (16thC) Italian Dances - £10.00

15th Century Italian Dances: Pellegrina, Rostibolly, Anello, Alexandresca (to Balletto and Quem Pastores), Gelosia, Mercantia, Daphnes, Sobria, Jupiter, Zinevra, Prexoniera, Venus, Verceppe. 16th century Italian Dances: Torneo Amoroso, Bella Gioiosa (Cascarda), Austria Felice (Ballo for 6 ladies), Furioso, Alta Mendoza, Brando di Cales, Corrente.

Volume 3 and 4 -  Tudor Dances and Early English Country Dances - £10.00 

Part I: Basse Dance, Jouissance vous donnerai & Tordion. Almaine & Recoupe, and New Almaine. Pavane, ("Belle qui tiens ma vie …" long and short versions), Tordion, Pavane & Galliarde suites, Battle Pavane, and music for step practice or own choreography, including "Tant que vivray", and Anthony Holborne's The Fairy Round. English Coranto, Spanish Pavane, La Volta, La Morisque. 

Part II: Arbeau Branles de Champagne, Charlotte, Pinagay, Aridan, Horses, Officials, Clogs, Washerwomen, de la Guerre, de la Montarde, Scots branle; also music for other Branles Coupés; Almaines, Black, Queen's, and Cecilia, Country Dances: Nonsuch, Confesse, Heartsease, Parsons' Farewell, Rufty Tufty, Sellinger's Round, Mundesse, Cuckolds All Awry, Shepherds' Holiday, Dargason, St Martin's. (Also 17th C 'Love for Love')

Volume 5 - Later English Country Dances - £10.00

Gathering Peascods, Hide Park, Gray's Inn Maske, Jenny Pluck Pears, Lull Me Beyond Thee, Mage on a Cree, Picking of Sticks, Oranges & Lemons, Mr Beveridge's Maggot, Maids' Morris, Hunsdon House, Scotch Measure, The Slip, Trip to the Jubilee, The Happy Pair, The Hole in the Wall, The Guidman of Ballangigh, The Spring, Miss Stuart Seton's Reel, The Rakes of Rochester.

Volume 6 Ballroom Dances of the 17th/18th Century £10.00 

(Includes dances in Feuillet notation with verbal descriptions alongside, and instructions in notation.)
The Ballroom Minuet (Rameau's), Isaacs' solo Minuet, Pécours' Gigue de Roland, Feuillet's Forlana (solo, & duo), Feuillet's Sarabande for a lady (1700 and 1704 versions), Calverley's Minuet for Five, Holt's Minuet for Four & Jigg, Pécour's Echo Bourrée Minuet for 3, Feuillet's Bourrée d'Achille, Feuillet's stage minuet for 2, a selection from Guillaume's (theoretically non reglé) Allemande sequences, and de la Cuisse's Cotillion La Grecque. 

Volume 7 Late 18th century & 19th century Ballroom Dances £10.00 

The Allemande, (the earliest non reglé dance), including transcripts of the original instructions and drawings of Dubois and Guillaume. Cotillions, Quadrilles (incl. the Lancers and the Fledermaus Quadrille, La Française), English duple & triple minor Country Dances, 'Scotch' Reels; and closed couple dances such as the Waltz, Polka, Mazurka, Galop, Varsovienne, and Schottische. 

Volume 8 Glossary of 18th & 19th Century Dance Terms £10.00 

An essential accompaniment to Volume 7.

First Supplement £10.00

A miscellany of additional dances from all periods: Mediaeval: Manfredina and Rotta, La Spagna (short). Italian 15th Century: Ligiadra, Leoncello, Tesara. Italian 16th Century: Contentezza d'Amore, Contrapasso Nuovo, La Nizzarda, Il Conto dell'Orco. English Country Dances: Chelsea Reach, Fayne I Would, Well Hall, Woolly & Georgey, Drapers' Maggot, The Hole in the Wall. Baroque: Queen Caroline's March, Passacaille d'Armide.

All CDs are £7.50, or are available as a full set for £50.00
Please note these prices do not include postage and packaging.
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