As Richard says, the Society made a mistake with the music when it published
Red House, but this was recognised and put right in the 1986 edition, so
people who have only seen the newer editions will have been unaware of the
Unfortunately Book 22 has not yet been reprinted, so the similar mistake in
the music for Last of the Lairds is still to be corrected. (Dance of an AABC
structure, music written ABAB) - this has resulted in the CD Old Masters Vol
1 using an AABB arrangement , which fits the dance, while the RSCDS CD
played by David Cunningham has followed the "official" score. I know which
recording I am going to use tomorrow!
Malcolm & Helen Brown
York - UK
> -----Original Message----- > From: Richard Goss [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: 09 September 2004 22:56 > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Oldest SCD dances > > "Red House" is an example of the previous post«s "updated and adjusted". > Under "updated" the example is compressing the first 16 bars into 8. By
the time > the Society got around to this dance, a 4 bar set and 4 bar cast, repeat
to place, > was considered to slow, or at least not active enough. > The Society "adjustment" to accomodate the above, is the problem. As a 48
bar > dance, the pattern is AABBCC for both music and the dance (s&c-rptr/chase- > rpt/reel-rpt). When the Society compressed the first 16 bars (AA) into 8,
this meant > that the dance was only 40 bars long. Instead of compressing the music to
fit the > dance (ABBCC), they simply loped off the last 8 bars (AABBC).
Choreographicly, > this presents a problem in that on the repeat of the set and cast, one
begins the > chase, which pickes up its music on the chase repeat. Once you are used to
this, > the music stays "chase" when one starts the reel, only arriving on the
real reel > music on its repeat.