Lilies Ball Music 2004

Below are the dances that will be done at the Lilies Ball this year. Please print out the music to practice (and bring to Lilies.)

File types:

Adobe Acrobat files can be read with Adobe Acrobat Reader Get Acrobat Reader
MIDI MIDI files should be playable on almost any computer with sound capabilities. In some cases I did not make the MIDI, but it should be the same arrangement as the music.
Noteworthy Noteworthy Composer files. Noteworthy is an inexpensive program that has a free player and allows you to make sheet music from MIDIs or from scratch.

General Notes

Unless noted, the top line is the melody. We are playing for dancing, not for beauty (although it is nice to have both) so we will want most people on melody.

Many of the MIDI files have no introduction, or a very brief intro. The MIDIs are not the definitive version, they are a sample of what the piece sounds like (and should be at roughly the correct tempo.) In the MIDIs I made, I tried to make the instrument lines sound different enough that you can hear each line easily.

If the music says to shift the line an octave down, and you can, that's great! If not, we'll live. The "right" way to play this is for us to put out music that is danceable.

Online sources I used to find files:

Del's Dance Book An outstanding resource with with music and video clips to go with the dance instructions.
Eric's SCA sheet music list
Paul Butler Music

Set 1

1.1 Carolingian Pavane (and Galliard) Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy
1.2 Gathering Peascods Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by David Yardley

Note: 3 times through the music is once through the dance

1.3 Anello Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Monica Cellio
1.4 My Lady Cullen Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy "A variation" MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Steven Hendricks

Note: 3 times through the music is once through the dance

1.5 Official Bransle Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Russell Almond

Note: I don't know if the chorus repeats this year, and we still probably won't do the dance exactly 12 times :-)

1.6 Black Alman Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Robert Stockton

Set 2

2.1 Heralds in Love Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by P. Butler
Note: 3 times through the melody is one time through the dance. People usually enjoy this one so much it gets done twice. Often the second time is done faster and occasionally the Mickey Mouse theme is played on the third repeat of the second time through the dance.

2.2 Contrapasso in Due Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by DragonScale Consort
2.3 Petit Vriens Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Monica Cellio
2.4 Ly Bens Dystony Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. Dragonscale Consort

Note: 2nd line is the melody, there is no introduction on the music.

2.5 Hearts Ease Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Kathryn Van Stone

Note: 3 times through the music is once through the dance (marked on the music)

2.6 Il Piantone(The Pinwheel Game)

Set 3

3.1 Maanshaft Pavanne Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. Unknown
Note: There is a weird repeat structure at the end of the dance. It repeats back to the middle and then through to the end. Feel free to mark it however you want.

3.2 Lorayne Alman Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. Robert Smith
3.3 Korobushka Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy / words Basic Arrangement by Phaedria

Note: This speeds up, Top line is melody, 2nd line is Alternate, other lines are accompaniment.
Note: Once through the music is once through the dance. Follow the tempos and drop out when you can't go faster. We will speed up BETWEEN verses, not during the verse (unfair to the dancers otherwise). Original folksong has 7 verses.

3.4 Black Nag Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Robert Stockton

NOTE: 3 times through the tune is once through the dance.
NOTE: Remember not to slow down on the chorus, skip notes if you have to.
NOTE: Occasionally this dance is repeated 3 times in a row (which makes 9 times through the tune)

3.5 Gelosia Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Monica Cellio

Note: 3 times through the melody is one time through the dance. We might repeat it so the women can do the active part, so practice playing through 6 times total.

3.6 Jenny Pluck Pears Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Robert Stockton

NOTE: The second section (chorus) has longer note values, not a different beat, it goes "slower", but not the tempo.
Note: 6 times through the tune is once through the dance, not 3 times (the pdf music is wrong, MIDI is correct)


Set 4

4.1 Picking of Sticks Lavena / Picking Up Sticks / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Steve Hendricks
NOTE: You need two tunes, Lavena & Picking up Sticks.
Note: The order goes Lavena 7 times (as written, but without the end repeat); Picking up sticks 3 times (as written, but without the end repeat); Lavena 5 times (as written, but without the end repeat.) The MIDI should be correct, as is the Noteworthy file. The last section may run short or long, depending on how competently the dancers perform the final hay.

4.2 Amoroso Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Monica Cellio

Note from 2003: We will do the first part 2 times, not 3, the MIDI is correct for the way we will play it at Lilies.

4.3 Bransle Charlotte Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Russell G. Almond
4.4 Rostiboli Gioiso Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Monica Cellio

NOTE: Middle line is the melody, most people will play this or the lower line.
Note: This is a couple dance, usually done twice (or sets of twice) so that each person gets to go first.

4.5 Casuelle la Nouvelle Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Monica Cellio

Note: Melody is the Tenor line (La Spagna)
Note: Monica's original had an addition measure (measure 5) but is otherwise the same version. original

4.6 Bizzaria D'Amore Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by David Yardley

Note: 6 times through the tune is once through the dance


Additional Music

Quen Quer Que Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Tsire

Rufty Tufty Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Arr. by Kathryn Van Stone
Scotland the Brave Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy
Trenchmore Adobe Acrobat / Arr. by Steve Hendricks

Note: The dance tune Trenchmore is very similar to the song Tomorrow the Fox. Both are on this music but the dance goes forever...

Calontir Branle Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Historical arrangement adjusted to fit the choreography :-)

Note: For Children's Activities. Includes steps

Clog Branle Adobe Acrobat / MIDI / Noteworthy Historical arrangement, modified to agree with Arbeau.

Note: For Children's Activities. Includes steps