Monday, June 11, 2007

Pride and Prejudice's English Country Dances

Ever wonder about those English Country Dances that have appeared in the two most recent adaptations of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice? (Both the 1995 BBC production (P&P1995) and the 2005 feature movie (P&P2005)
I recommend the Earthly Delights website.

For notated and recorded music to match these dances, see Peter Barnes' The Barnes Book of English Country Dance Tunes and the recordings of his band, Bare Necesities and Nicolas Broadbridge and Marjorie Fennessy's 1996 book Purcell's Dancing Master, and the recordings of Nicolas' band The Assembly Players.

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