Incomplete dances from Gresley

These dances have music and some of the dance described in the manuscript. They are all missing the description of the trace. These are very rough and ready interpretations.

Eglamore, for 3 dancers. (Other dances Ly bens distonys, Prenes a gard, Talbott)

"double trace
After the end of the trace; first man 3 forth, the second the same, the 3 the same.
3 Then the first man outward on the left shulder and goo behind, the 2d the same, the 3d the same.
3 Then the first out, the 2nd out, the 3rd out."
DF p10

Part 2:
First go forward 3 singles,
Second go forward 3 singles,
Third go forward 3 singles.
Part 3:
First cast left and go to forth place in two doubles,
Second cast left and go to fifth place,
Third cast left to sixth place.
Part 4: With a double,
first exit,
second exit,
third exit.

Music is available in NoteWorthy Composer and MIDI formats. (Tenor line only.)

Eglamor music

Ly bens distonys, for 2 dancers. (Other dances Eglamore, Prenes a gard, Talbott)

"After the end of the trace, the first 3 forth and torne, whill the second retrett 3 bake. Then come togeder and ethir torne into oders plas.
Then last man 3 forth and torne, while the first retrett.
2 Then come togeder in such a wys as they ded afore and ethir end in ther own place.
1 Then trett and retrett and torne."
DF p10

Part 2:
First goes forward with 3 singles, turning on the last to face,
while the second goes back 3 singles.
Both approach with 3 singles.
Turn each other to change place.
Repeat with the other going forward to start.
Part 3:
Together go forward a trett, back a trett (= retrett), and turn (each other with a double, or turn single, or half a turn?).
Takes 3 + (1 or 3) + (1 or 2) bars.

Music is available in NoteWorthy Composer and MIDI formats. (Tenor line only.)

Ly bens distonys music

Prenes a gard, for 3 dancers. (Other dances Eglamore, Ly bens distonys, Talbott)

"double trace
After the end of the trace: the first man lepe, the second lepe, the thred torne.
3 Then the last lep, the second lepe, the first torne. the first lepe, the last lepe, the medill torne.
3 Then the medill forth 3 singlis with half a torne. The first lepe, the last lepe, the medill torne.
Then the first torne, the last lepe.
Then the medill man throth whill the first and last change places and the medill to his place agaye
2 Then the first turne, retrett and rake. whill the 2nd turne, rake and retrett and the third retret, rak and torne.
3 Then al at oynes a flowrdilice and com togedere." DF p8

Part 2: "jumping about"
First leap (1 bar), second leap, third person turn (single or 180 degrees?),
Third leap, second leap, first person turn (single or 180 degrees?),
First leap, third leap, second person turn (single or 180 degrees?).
Part 3: "dodgum cars"
Three repeats of:
Second person go forward 3 singles turning to face on the last single,
First leap, third leap, second person turn single,
First person turn single, third turn single,
?
Part 4:
First person turn single (end to face second?), retrett (backward trett) and rake (sideways single),
While second person turn single (end to face first?), rake and retrett,
While third person retrett, rake and turn single.

Do a flourdelice and come together to end.
Note: a madrigal has been found which has a line beginning "Prenes a gard"

Music is available in NoteWorthy Composer and MIDI formats. (Tenor line only.)

Prenes a gard

Talbott a dance for 2

(Other dances Eglamore, Ly bens distonys, Prenes a gard)

":double trace
4 After the hend of the trace: trett, retrett, and depart the first furthright, the second contrary hyme, and turne face to face.
2 Then brawle at onys and then com togydder.
4 Then trett and retrett togeder with 3 singlis forth and change hands on the same wyes again.
2 Then togeder 2 doblis, 2 rakis, and a turne."
Df p7

Music is available in NoteWorthy Composer and MIDI formats. (Tenor line only.)

Talbott

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