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Book/Printed Material The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713 Pastoral

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Title

  • The Pastorall : Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day 1713

Other Title

  • Pastoral

Summary

  • This ballroom dance for one couple, preserved in Feuillet natation, was choreographed by English dancing master Mr. Isaac (c. 1640-c. 1720) to music composted by James Paisible (d. 1721). The fourteen couplet dance begins in 6/4 and changes to a hornpipe on the ninth couplet. The dance notation system, first published by dancing master Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1659 or 1660-1710), is based on tract drawings that trace the pattern of the dance. Additionally, bar lines in the dance score correspond to bar lines in the music score. Signs written on the right- or left-hand side of the tract indicate the steps. The dance was notated by dancing master E. Pemberton, who urged that all dancing masters who had not learned the "characters of dancing" (Feuillet notation) either through "prejudice or mistaken notions" should do so as "it is necessary as the notes of music."

Names

  • Isaac, Mr
  • Paisible, James, 1656?-1721

Created / Published

  • [London] : Printed for I. Walsh ... and I. Hare, [1713?]

Headings

  • -  Ballroom dancing--England--Early works to 1800
  • -  Dance--Study and teaching--England--Early works to 1800
  • -  Dance Instruction and Technical Manuals
  • -  Music for Dance
  • -  Notation for Dance

Notes

Medium

  • [12] p. : ill., music ; 29 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • MT950.P2 P3
  • GV1589

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 98160741

Online Format

  • image

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The accompanying videos were produced by the Library of Congress. Note Video Performers for additional credits for video performers.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Music Division.

Video Performers

Performers for the October 1997 Great Hall event: Dancers

Members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Charles Garth, James Martin, Maris Wolff. Musicians - members of The Library of Congress Centennial Cotillion Brass Band, Emerson Head and Robert Sheldon, Leaders (Members, Metro Washington D.C. Federation of Musicians Local 161-710, AFM.)

Performers for the Coolidge Auditorium clips: Dancers

Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. Musicians - Boris Gurevitch (piano), Susan Manus (violin).

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Chicago citation style:

Isaac, Mr, and James Paisible. The Pastorall: Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day. [London: Printed for I. Walsh ... and I. Hare, ?, 1713] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/98160741/.

APA citation style:

Isaac, M. & Paisible, J. (1713) The Pastorall: Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day. [London: Printed for I. Walsh ... and I. Hare, ?] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98160741/.

MLA citation style:

Isaac, Mr, and James Paisible. The Pastorall: Mr. Issac's new dance made for Her Majestys birth day. [London: Printed for I. Walsh ... and I. Hare, ?, 1713] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98160741/>.