Quen Quer Que (Figure 1-)

Figure 1:

 

Musical phrase/Rhyme Quen Quer Que na Virgen Fia

 

First refrain

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Verse Phrase 1

 

C/B

C/C

C/D

C/E

C/F

C/G

C/H

Verse Phrase 2

 

C/B

C/C

C/D

C/E

C/F

C/G

C/H

Verse Phrase 3

 

A/B

A/C

A/D

A/E

A/F

A/G

A/H

Verse Phrase 4

 

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

Refrain Phrase 1

A/A

A/A

A/A

A/A

A/A

A/A

A/A

A/A

Refrain Phrase 2

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

B/A

The Olde Quenes Almayne (Choreography tabulation ; Old measures)

The Old Queens Almain

     Done to Lo Schernito by Gastoldi

     SAoW MMV

Beats

Step

Detail

 

 

 

A1

 

 

1-8

2 doubles

Forward on left foot and then right

9-12

2 bransles

Left and right

13-14

Single

Back on left foot

15-18

Double

Forward on right foot

 

 

 

A2

 

 

1-18

Repeat A1

As above, but turning to face at the end of the last double

 

 

 

B1

 

 

1-8

4 bransles

Two to the left and two to the right

9-10

Bransle

To the right, ending up one pace to the right of facing your partner

11-14

Double

Changing places with your partner, turning to face

15-18

Double

Falling back on the left foot

19-22

Double

Leading forward on the right foot

 

 

 

B2

 

 

1-22

Repeat B1

As above, but turning to face the original direction of the dance at the end of the last double

reography

Why this? or, Sion Andreas o Wynedd makes an LJ

At Terpsichore this past weekend, there was an impromptu corner discussion about the state of dance research publication in the SCA in the recent past. Most of it has moved from the traditional format of serial publications like the Letter of Dance to various websites. Great if you have a website where you can self-publish, but what if you don't?

I suggested that LJ might be a good place to put research articles, reconstructions and choreographies, and there was a bit of hemming and hawing. Okay, I thought, I show you how it can be done, and this is the result: a collection of research, reconstructions and choreographies that I've written since the Letter of Dance stopped webbing articles or that I wrote long ago and never published.

Enjoy, folks.