westdance: Masked Ball at March Crown

Lee Marshall lee_marshall at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 28 20:15:24 PST 2010


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricercar

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=8240
This commercial album has a couple of Ricercars.  The site includes samples.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo_SIJX8GmU
And here's a whole one, quite early.

I don't know enough to know how representative these might be.

Crystal A. Larsen wrote:
> --- On Thu, 1/28/10, Francis Classe <torlanswingmeister at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
>> We could also take a break between the dance sets to do
>> some instrumental pieces,
>> like a set of ricercars or fantasias.  
> 
> Sorry, I missed this bit on the first read...
> 
> What's a ricercars? All I can think of is a rice-rocket, which is (I hope) not the same thing at all. And for that matter, what's a "fantasias"? Should we dress as hippos in tutus?
> 
> xtal
> 
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