59 dances originally published in Dublin in 1726, interpreted in the style first developed by Cecil Sharp in the early part of the twentieth century. The tune and a transcription of original instructions accompany each dance and illustrations of several pages of the original are included. Basic knowledge of English country dance figures is assumed; for those needing glossary and performance details, use in conjunction with The Playford Ball. As a document, A Choice Collection has much in common with the James Alexander manuscript.
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