Sheet Music

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A

Adda Felice
     Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore, 1602
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2002

The Agincourt Carol
     anonymous, 15th c. English
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

The Ale is Dear
     Scottish Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2008
     use for dance Angus Reel

All in a Garden Green
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2001

Alta Regina
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2011

Angus Reel
     tune: The Ale is Dear, Scottish Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2008

Argeers
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

B

Ballo del Fiore
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2005

Banish Misfortune
     Irish Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000
     use for dance Shannon’s Shamrock

Bascia / La Spagna
     derived from Bascia (La Spagna) as found in Counterpoints on a Cantus Firmus by Costanzo Festa
     arr. & adapted by Dave Lankford, 2003
     use for dances Casuelle Novelle or Lauro

Bassa Danza (Bassa di Pellegrini)
     orig. comp. & arr. by Drea Leed, 2000

Belfiore
     Domenico, 15th c. Italian
     transcr. by Monica Cellio, 1996
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Bella Gioiosa
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2001

Belle qui tiens ma vie (Carolingian Pavan)
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     transcr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Belle qui Galliard
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Belreguardo
     Domenico, 15th c. Italian
     transcr. by Monica Cellio, 1996
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Bizzaria d’Amore
     Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore, 1602
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Black Alman
     Inns of Court, 16th & 17th c. England
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2007

Black Nag
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1665
     arr. by Musica Subterranea, 1999, rev. 2000

Boateman
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Bransle Suite (Mimed Bransles)
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003
          Washerwoman’s Bransle
          Pease Bransle
          Hermits Bransle
          Clog Bransle

Bransle Suite (Mixed Bransles) (arr. by Dave Lankford)
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003
          Bransle Cassandra
          Bransle Pinagay
          Bransle Charlotte
          War Bransle
          Bransle Aridan

Burley Mariners
     tune: Rights of Man, Irish Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

C

Canarias
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

Il Canario
     Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore, 1602
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2005

Candida Luna
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2011

Carolingian Pavan
     tune: Belle qui tiens ma vie, Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     transcr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Casuelle Novelle
     tune: Bascia / La Spagna, as found in Counterpoints on a Cantus Firmus by Costanzo Festa
     arr. & adapted by Dave Lankford, 2003

Chestnut
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Colonesse
     Guglielmo, 15th c. Italian
     transcr. by Monica Cellio, 1996
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Il Conto dell’Orco (The Tale of the Orc)
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Contra Passo / Contrapasso in Due / Contrapasso Nuovo
     arr. by Dave Lankford
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Cuckolds All a Row (arr. by Dave Lankford)
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

D

Dafydd’s Delight
     orig. comp. & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Dolce Amoroso Fiamma / Dolce Amoroso Fuoco
     tune: Passo e Mezo
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Dull Sir John
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

E

Earl of Essex Measure
     Inns of Court, 16th & 17th c. England
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2007

Earl of Salisbury
     William Byrd, 1612
     adapted for Musica Subterranea, 1999, revised 2003

F

Fedelta
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Female Sailor
     contradance, early 18th c.
     arr. & adapted by Dave Lankford, 1999

Fulgente Stella
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2011

Furioso
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

G

Gathering Peascods
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Gelosia
     Domenico, 15th c. Italian
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1997

Giunto m’ha Amore
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Gloria d’Amore
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Gracca Amorosa
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Grene Gynger
     original melody by Richard Schweitzer, 2002
     arr. for Musica Subterranea by Dave Lankford, 2013

Grimstock
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2001

H

Half Hannikin
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

The Health
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Hearts Ease
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

Heart’s Journey
     orig. comp. & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2014

Hit or Miss
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Hole in the Wall
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, circa 1698
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

Horses Bransle
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Hyde Park
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1996

J

Jenny Pluck Pears
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

John Tallow’s Canon
     tunes: Chançoneta Tedescha & Chançona Tedescha
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Jouyssance vous donneray
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2004, revised 2016

K

Korabushka
     Russian Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

L

Laura Gentile
     Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore, 1602
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2002

Lauro
     tune: Bascia / La Spagna, as found in Counterpoints on a Cantus Firmus by Costanzo Festa
     arr. & adapted by Dave Lankford, 2003

Lord of Carnarvan’s Jegg
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Lord Sun & Lady Moon
     orig. comp. & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Ly Bens Distonys
     Gresley manuscript
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2007

M

Madam Sosilia
     orig. comp. by Joseph Cassaza, 1991
     arr. for Musica Subterranea by Dave Lankford, 2006

Mage on a Cree
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Maiden Lane
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2001

Maid Peeped Out The Window
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Mairi’s Wedding
     tunes: Mairi’s Wedding, Green Groves of Erin, The Sailor’s Bonnet, Rolling on the Rye Grass, Scottish & Irish Traditional
     arr. by W. P. Sterneman III and Dave Lankford, 2000

“Maltese” Bransle (SCA version) / Turkish Bransle
     tune: Schiarazula Marazula, Mainerio
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Maraviglia d’Amore
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2011

Merry Milk Maids
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Montarde
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

My Lady Cullen
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

N

New Boe Peep
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Newcastle
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1997

New Yer
     original melody by Richard Schweitzer, 2002
     arr. for Musica Subterranea by Dave Lankford, 2013

O

Official Bransle
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

The Old Mole
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

On the Banks of Helicon
     Andro Blackhall, 16th c. Scotland
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Oranges & Lemons
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

P

Parson’s Farewell
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

Passo e Mezo
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000
     use for dances Dolce Amoroso Fuoco or Dolce Amoroso Fiamma

Pavaniglia
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2002

Petit Riens
     ballo francesce as related by Giovanni Ambrosio, 15th c.
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Petit Rose
     orig. comp. & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2013

Picking of Sticks
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2001

Posties Jig
     tune: Maid at the Spinning Wheel, Irish Traditional
     arr. by Drea Leed, 2000

Prexonera / Presoniera
     Domenico, 15th c. Italian
     transcr. by Monica Cellio, 1996
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Puzzle Box
     tune: Parson’s Farewell, Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

Q

Quen quer que
     Cantiga 167 from Cantigas de Santa Maria, Alfonso X al Sabio
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

R

Rights of Man
     Irish Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016
     use for dance Burley Mariners

Road to the Isles (SCA version)
     tune: Scotland the Brave, Scottish Traditional
     arr. by Musica Subterranea, 1999, rev. 2000
     use for dance: (SCA) Road to the Isles

Rose e Viole
     Pietro Paulo Borrono, collected in Intabolatura deleuto de diversi autore, edited by G. A. Casteliono, 1536
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Rufty Tufty
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Drea Leed, 1999

S

Saltarello “La Regina”
     Saltarello, anonymous, circa 1400
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2006

Schiarazula Marazula
     Mainerio
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999
     use for dance: “Maltese” Bransle (SCA version), sometimes instead called the Turkish Bransle

Scotch Cap
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Scotland The Brave
     Scottish Traditional
     arr. by Musica Subterranea, 1999, rev. 2000
     use for dance: (SCA) Road to the Isles

Scots Bransles / Scottish Bransles
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2008

Sellenger’s Round
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

Shannon’s Shamrock
     tune: Banish Misfortune, Irish Traditional
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000
     use for dance Shannon’s Shamrock

Lo Spagnoletto
     Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore, 1602
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Spero
     Domenico or Guglielmo, 15th c. Italian
     transcr. by Monica Cellio, 1996
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2016

Stingo
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

T

Trihory (Bransle de Bretagne / Bransle of Brittany)
     Arbeau, Orchesographie, 1589
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2005

Turkish Bransle / “Maltese” Bransle (SCA version)
     tune: Schiarazula Marazula, Mainerio
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

U

Upon a Summer’s Day
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2007

V

Villanella
     Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 2000

Villanicco
     Negri, Le Gratie d’Amore, 1602
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

Violet’s Fancie
     orig. melody by Jamie Hargrove, 2014
     arr. for Musica Subterranea by Dave Lankford, 2016

Vita di Cholino
     tune: La Vida di Culin
     adapted & arr. by Vivian Stephens and Monica Cellio, 1997
     arr. for Musica Subterranea by Dave Lankford, 2013

Voltati in ca Rosina
     Giovanni Ambrosio, 15th c. Italian
     transcr. by Monica Cellio, 1996
     adapted & arr. by Dave Lankford, 2003

W

Whirligig
     Playford, The English Dancing Master, 1651
     arr. by Dave Lankford, 1999

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