From Aberdeen ~ Hume

From Aberdeen ~ Hume From Aberdeen

From Aberdeen ~ Hume is an English Country Dance. It was published by Henry Playford (website) in 1695 in The Dancing Master, 9th ed., London. It was interpreted by Colin Hume (website) in 2016 and published in Colin Hume's Website. It is a proper Triple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 28 bars. It is in the key: G major. Someone thought this dance was Intermediate / Hard.

Playford writes:

The 1. man cast off below the 2. man, and take hands and fall down between the 3. cu. the wo. follows her Partner and slips between the 2. cu. This to the first Strain twice.
The 1. man being between the 3. cu. all three take hands and go quite round, the 1. wo. being between the 2. cu. does the same at the same time; the 1. man being between the 3. cu. hands quite round, the we. do the same at the same time, till he come in the middle and meets his Partner between the 2. and 3. cu. and turn her; the 1. man does the same between the 2. cu. as before.

The tune was published, by Playford, with the dance. It was performed by Bare Necessities (Earl Gaddis, Mary Lea, Peter Barnes, and Jacqueline Schwab) on the album More Favorites of the Boston Centre. The music is used with permission from the Country Dance Society, Boston Centre, Inc.

The animation plays at 111 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance will often be slowed down so people can learn the moves more readily (no music plays during this slow set). Men are drawn as rectangles, women as ellipses. Each couple is drawn in its own color, however the border of each dancer indicates what role they currently play so the border color may change each time through the minor set.

An online description of the dance may be found here.

The dance contains the following figures: hand turn (allemande), circle, cast, siding (and probably others).

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The dance itself is out of copyright, and is in the public domain. The interpretation is copyright © 2016 by Colin Hume. My visualization of this dance is copyright © 2021 by George W. Williams V and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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