Talk and Performance: An Innocent Diversion and Delight: Music and the World of Jane Austen | Princeton Public Library

If you are in the area and free Monday night the following program is being held at the Princeton Public Library.

Talk and Performance: An Innocent Diversion and Delight: Music and the World of Jane Austen | Princeton Public Library

Date/time: 

Apr 30 2012 – 7:00pm9:00pm

 

Music was of significant importance both in the life of Jane Austen and in her novels, whether she was practicing sonatinas or country dances on her piano for the amusement of family and friends or recording the delight music held for characters in her writings. In fact, nearly all of Jane Austen’s heroines were musical.  The program, presented by the Practitioners of Musick  (John Burkhalter, English flutes; and Janet Palumbo, spinet), will include an illustrated survey of Jane Austen’s favorite holiday city of Bath and a survey of music from the family collection. Community Room


Contradancers of Hawaii
have some dance steps and accompanying music on their webpage. Here’s one that I think I might be able to pull off.

From the A&E 1995 version – Mr. Beveridge’s Maggot
http://www.sls.hawaii.edu/bley-vroman/contra/dances/beveridge-aab.midi

Playford 1695
A1 1st couple cross, acknowledge each other;
back to back with 2s on the sides
A2 1st couple turn single, right hand turn with 2s on the sides,

left hand turn each other half way to get home
B 1st couple cross and cast down around the 2s

to end in the center of a line of four facing up
WHILE 2s back to back and fall back onto the ends of the line of four
Lead up 3 steps, then fall back;
1s cross leading up then down around 2s to cast into progressed places

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