pennsicdance:sheet music interp

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Thu Sep 15 20:37:10 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 10:06:52PM -0400, susan at wrote:

> For efficiency for those who want to skip the annoying-the-pig argument
> below, I'm looking for a typical range of BPM to which bassadanze are 
> danced.

About 25. That's counting one bassadanza step = one note in the tenor
as one beat. That's the tempo that Forse chi se plays the bassadanza
part of Rostiboli.

BTW, Stan Isaacs said that the Viennese waltz was a position and not
necessarily a fast tempo, but I would barely know a Viennese waltz
from a hole in the head.

-- Gregory

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