Grant's Rant ~ Duple

Grant's Rant ~ Duple Grant's Rant ~ Thompson Grant's Rant ~ RSCDS

Grant's Rant ~ Duple is an English Country Dance. It was published by Thompson in 1770 in Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1770, London. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. It is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Thompson (1770) published this dance in 1770, and Rotherford reprinted it in 1775, while Bride (1775) published another figure.

Rutherford writes:
Hands four quite round back again cross over two Cu. lead up to the top and cast off hands four at bottom right and left at top

The B section seems to have only 12 bars of movement to fill 16 bars of music. We could fix that by adding a back again to the hands four at bottom.

But then we realize the figure as presented does not work. The 1s cross over in A2 but never become proper again.

We could fix that by having the right and left be three changes facing neighbor. that'll put everyone proper. But it leaves us with only 8 bars of movement for the entire B section (16 bars of music).

Another solution is to throw in a half figure 8 at the start of B1. Now we have 16 bars of movement in B, and everyone ends proper.

The 3s do very little in this dance. But if we take them out then we have 12 bars of the same people circling. So I've turned it into a hands across.

The animation plays at 120 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. 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.

The dances of George Williams (including interpretations like this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.

A11-4Circle left...
5-8...and back by the right
A21-81s cross, then 2s lead up, 1s go below next neighbros, lead back 2nd place
B11-41s half figure eight down through couple below
5-8With next neighbors right hands across
9-16With original neighbors face partner, four changes of rights and lefts

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