9/8 vs 6/8

SMiskoe

Message 42267 · 23 Sep 2005 02:14:53 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Here's a new thread for the historians. Does anyone know why dances
originally done in 9/8 rhythm were massaged into 6/8. Why 9/8 died out in SCD while
it stayed alive in ECD. And when did this all happen.
Woo'd and Married an A' is from the Wilson collection, 1816 and was issued
in book 16 in 1956. Every time I have played it I felt that the tune was
really supposed to be 9/8. I just 'invested' in some nice music collections and
discovered Woo'd and Married and A' is printed as from the Brem Collection
and is in 9/8. The 2 melody lines are virtually the same.
We dance Strip the Willow in 9/8 with a running step. Why not these other
old dances?
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA
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