westdance: Shepherds' Holiday

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Sep 25 10:39:12 PDT 2009

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 11:52:10PM -0700, Lee Marshall wrote:

> The B part of the music is problematic because it's seven measures long. 

I wasn't listening that carefully to that part of the discussion, but
I can't name any ECD which has a section of a dance which isn't an
even number of doubles. So the number of measures of music is always
divisible by 4.

Can anyone think of an example that breaks this rule?

The music with really weird numbers of measures is lots of 15th
century Italian, some of Arbeau's bransles, and a couple of the
English measures.

-- Gregory

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