Payne, Ian: The Almain in Britain, c.1549-c.1675 (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780859679657

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Subtitle: A Dance Manual from Manuscript Sources

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Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; The Sources and the History: The manuscript sources and their contents; The measures and country dance: Trends and influences, c.1509–c.1675; The Almain in the Tudor period: origins of the dance and its music; Some aspects of Almain choreography; The Almain and its music, I: Phrase-structure and the transition from dance-music to art-music; The Almain and its music, II: Trends and influences, c.1599–c.1673; The Dances: Steps used in the Almain and other measures; Some measures other than Almains and their music; The old Almain; The new Almain; Brunswick [Almain]; Lorayne Almain; The Queen’s Almain; Cecilia Almain; New Cecilia Almain; Black Almain; Lady Layton’s measures [?Almain]; A critical edition of the manuscripts; Editorial method; Sources A; B; C; D; E; F; G; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.