In This Section
In various parts of the Change & Preservation page I referred to changes in specific dances. Here I'm putting them all in one place and getting into a bit more detail on some of the changes. We'll look at a few of the chestnuts, and look at how each has changed over time and at some of the patterns of change that emerge.
- Money Musk. A discussion of Money Musk and its evolution, and some ideas about its evolution (both mine and others'). I use transcriptions to discuss changes in the timing of the figures as well as what aspects remained the same.
- Lamplighter's Hornpipe. Lamplighter's Hornpipe changed from triple minor to duple minor, and gained two new figures. I present transcriptions and discuss the two versions.
- Petronella. Petronella has changed a couple times within the past 50 years. Those changes are discussed here.