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Title: The Marquis of Queensbury
Description: Longways Country Dance, duple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,2031,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 24,110,210,150,310,130,370,310,130,350,230,330,370 25,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,181,268,130,370,279,172,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,245,250,130,370,215,190,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,300,210,130,370,160,230,330,270,330,370 6,130,170,330,170,130,370,130,270,330,270,330,370 6,181,172,330,170,130,370,130,270,279,268,330,370 6,245,190,330,170,130,370,130,270,215,250,330,370 6,300,230,330,170,130,370,130,270,160,210,330,370 6,330,270,330,170,130,370,130,270,130,170,330,370 24,350,230,310,130,130,370,150,310,110,210,330,370 25,330,270,330,170,130,370,130,270,130,170,330,370 6,330,270,279,172,130,370,181,268,130,170,330,370 6,330,270,215,190,130,370,245,250,130,170,330,370 6,330,270,160,230,130,370,300,210,130,170,330,370 6,330,270,130,270,130,370,330,170,130,170,330,370 6,279,268,130,270,130,370,330,170,181,172,330,370 6,215,250,130,270,130,370,330,170,245,190,330,370 6,160,210,130,270,130,370,330,170,300,230,330,370 6,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 3,143,170,130,270,130,370,316,170,330,270,330,370 3,163,170,130,270,130,370,296,170,330,270,330,370 3,183,170,130,270,130,370,275,170,330,270,330,370 3,196,170,130,270,130,370,262,170,330,270,330,370 11,196,205,130,270,130,370,262,205,330,270,330,370 11,196,258,130,270,130,370,262,258,330,270,330,370 12,196,311,130,270,130,370,262,311,330,270,330,370 11,196,345,130,270,130,370,262,345,330,270,330,370 5,196,335,130,270,130,370,262,335,330,270,330,370 6,196,320,130,270,130,370,262,320,330,270,330,370 5,196,305,130,270,130,370,262,305,330,270,330,370 6,196,295,130,270,130,370,262,295,330,270,330,370 5,183,290,130,250,130,370,276,290,330,250,330,370 4,163,282,130,220,130,370,296,282,330,220,330,370 5,143,275,130,190,130,370,317,275,330,190,330,370 4,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 12,231,270,50,172,130,370,410,268,229,170,330,370 12,279,225,2,221,130,370,458,219,181,215,330,370 12,229,168,53,272,130,370,407,168,231,272,330,370 13,124,169,133,272,130,370,327,168,336,271,330,370 12,42,170,234,271,130,370,226,169,418,270,330,370 12,-8,221,283,225,130,370,177,215,468,219,330,370 12,44,274,233,165,130,370,227,275,416,166,330,370 12,127,274,124,166,130,370,336,274,333,166,330,370 0,128,273,125,167,130,370,335,273,332,167,330,370 0,129,272,127,168,130,370,333,272,331,168,330,370 1,129,271,129,169,130,370,331,271,331,169,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,370

2:8:The top two couples set on the diagonals, then first corners change places, then second corners; then set and change places back again^22:8:The first couple join hands and slip down the middle and return to second place, seconds moving up; the first two couples pousette once around^50:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

The_Marquis_of_Queensbury.mp3

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: W.M. Cahusac's Annual Collection of Twelve favorite Country Dances, for the Year 1813
Authority: Cahusac, William Maurice
Year: 1813
Tune: The Marquis of Queensbury
 
 
 



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