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Lorayne Almain

Source: Inns of Court manuscripts, LoD v3.

Setting: a processional line of couples.

Version: 1.0

A:  1- 8  4 doubles forward, hopping at the end of each.

B:  9-10  Double forward,
   11-12   double backwards,
   13-14   double forward,
   15-16   double to turn in place away from partner.

   17-24  Repeat 9-16.

A: 25-40  Repeat 1-8 twice (see discussion).

B: 41-56  Repeat 9-24.


A duble forward hoppe iiij times//a duble
Forwarde reprynce backe a double forward cast
off a duble rownd twyse//a duble forward
hoppe viij tymes//a duble forward reprynce
backe a duble forward cast of a duble rownd

Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson Poet. 108 (c. 1570), transcribed by Wilson


The length of the second processional was originally read as 4 doubles, but Wilson reads it as 8 doubles. Most SCA music assumes 4 doubles, so if you are dancing to a tape, beware.