From the era of Jane Austen's novels and Thomas Jefferson's years at Monticello:
Lexington Vintage Dance is proud to present a selection of English,
French, and American dance music from the first quarter of the 19th century. This
CD includes 4 country dances, 3 waltzes, 5 mazurkas, and 14 quadrille tunes, a total
of 26 tunes in all! They are played by five musicians: Jay Flippin (piano), Brice
Farrar (violin), Rebecca Kiekenapp (cello), Dave Anderson (oboe, flute, and clarinet),
and Merrilee Elliott (flute).
The title of the CD is "Lady Caroline's Regency Romp: Dance Music of the Early 19th
Make no mistake! This is not music for the wooden exhibitions and pedestrian displays
commonly seen in period films, and neither is it for mincing about. It is strong
and richly textured, like the lusty age which spawned it, with a mood that oscillates
between sylvan sensuality and frenzied frolic.
Much of this music is unavailable elsewhere. "This collection is a double treat
-- important dance music which has never been recorded, and it's beautifully played,
a joy to listen to." -- Richard Powers, Stanford University, world's foremost social
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- Mother Goose/Off She Goes
- Ally Croaker (4:00)
- Miss Gayton's Hornpipe (4:05)
- Money Musk (2:44)
- Fairy Waltz (4:30)
- Duke of Kent's Waltz (3:05)
- Wilson Waltzes (2:39)
- The Original Mazurka (2:50)
- Lady Catherine Grimstone (2:28)
- The Duke of Devonshire's Favorite
- Lady Emily Cowpen (2:33)
- Miss Elphinstone (3:00)
- La Belton (2:51)
- L'Amalthea (2:40)
- La Latona (2:37)
- La Dodona (2:34)
- La Chasse (2:50)
- La Paysanne (2:31)
- La Poule (2:05)
- La Flora (2:23)
- Le Cobourg (3:22)
- "La" Trip to the Cottage (3:33)
- L'Ete (4:03)
- Tekeli (3:58)
- Lancers Figure 1 (1:30)
- Lancers Figure 5 (1:49)
Total playing time: 78:52
Included with the CD is an insert which includes 18 pages of information about the
music, musical structure, the dances of the era, basic steps, suggested choreographies
for some tunes, and sources for music and steps.
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on our contacts page. Cost is $12 per CD plus shipping:
$3.50 for 1 CD or $6 for 2-6 CDs inside the US. For other shipping situations, please
inquire. Kentucky residents add 6% sales tax.
Our Regency Romp CD is also available for digital download on
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and other MP3 vendors.
To download the insert only, click here.