‘A MELBOURNE MISCELLANY’
‘DANCES TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MELBOURNE AND DISTRICT BRANCH’
2019 marks 50 years since the formation of the Melbourne and District Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and members were asked to devise dances to mark this auspicious occasion.
The resulting book – ‘A Melbourne Miscellany’ contains thirty - one dances. Thanks to David South, the musical notations for original tunes for all the dances published in 'A Melbourne Miscellany' are now available to be downloaded (see below). Matthew Robertson composed the original tune for 'The Golden Age Strathspey', Cam Vincent composed the tunes for his dances and David South composed, or arranged traditional, tunes for the remainder. The Melbourne and District Branch recommends using these tunes by local composers/musicians as an alternative to the suggested music whenever live music is available.
Copies of the book are available from Sunday 7 July 2019. The cost will be $10 a copy, but bulk purchases – 10+ copies – will attract a discount.
Frances Wallace (co-ordinator) firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Notations for 'A Melbourne Miscellany'
The 50th Anniversary Strathspey
Six of the dances have original recorded music which is available for downloading from www.ballaratscd.com.