Maxwill's Rant ~ Duple

Maxwill's Rant ~ Duple Maxwill's Rant Maxwill's Rant ~ SCD

Maxwill's Rant ~ Duple is an English Country Dance. It was devised by David Rutherford in 1756 and published in Rutherford's compleat Collection of 200 of the most celebrated Country Dances both Old and New, Vol. 1. It was interpreted by George Williams in 2022. Originally a Triple Minor this version is a proper Duple Minor dance. The minor set lasts 32 bars.

Rutherford writes:

Hey Contrary sides Hey on your own sides Cross over and half figure Lead through the 3d. and Cast up into the 2d. Couple's place and turn it out

Aside from the heys the 2s&3s do very little. Making it a duple minor means they spend half as much time doing little. The only problem is that mirror heys seem to require at least three couples in the minor set, but Gary Roodman's interwoven heys provide a solution to that.

The animation plays at 120 counts per minute normally, but the first time through the set the dance is 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 this one) are licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike: CC BY-NC-SA license.
An online description of the dance may be found here.

A11-81s cross into mirror interwoven heys for three on the sides
A21-8Again, 1s cross into mirror interwoven heys for three on the sides
B11-41s cross, go below, as 2s lead up
5-81s half figure eight up through 2s
B21-41s lead below next neighbors and cast back to place
5-8All two hand turn

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