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Creative Challenge! - stitching 3piece Breton/Medieval dance tunes

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This challenge needs you to record a playthrough of 3 tunes.

The 3piece consists of dance tunes in the key of C.

The order is:
  1. Mon pere / Hanter Dro
  2. Paduane
  3. An Dro
You find sheet attached.

The Challenge
Between tune 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 you need to come up with a couple of stitching measures - that is, some form of creative interlude.
So that these pieces move fluently into one another and form essentially one fluent piece.

I realise my transcription doesn't implement repeats that well...But, after the word 'FINE' in the sheet, there needs to come a neat little piece to start off the next piece.

How crazy you do that is totally up to you!

Of course, this is because I need to be inspired by you guys!

You may upload your recordings below..

(To make this easier, you may also just upload the relevant measures)
 

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This challenge needs you to record a playthrough of 3 tunes.

The 3piece consists of dance tunes in the key of C.

The order is:
  1. Mon pere / Hanter Dro
  2. Paduane
  3. An Dro
You find sheet attached.

The Challenge
Between tune 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 you need to come up with a couple of stitching measures - that is, some form of creative interlude.
So that these pieces move fluently into one another and form essentially one fluent piece.

I realise my transcription doesn't implement repeats that well...But, after the word 'FINE' in the sheet, there needs to come a neat little piece to start off the next piece.

How crazy you do that is totally up to you!

Of course, this is because I need to be inspired by you guys!

You may upload your recordings below..

(To make this easier, you may also just upload the relevant measures)
Great challenge, Jozz! Unfortunately this is above my pay grade with the current 21 tunes challenge going on, plus I have no clue how Andros should sound. Hopefully the pros here will ne inspired.... Good luck!
 

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Hi Jazz, what happens with the dance steps? Is the idea that you should be able to dance through the 3 tunes without a break, or is this just an instrumental challenge?

The only relevant experience I have is a Breton music workshop in Hadleigh, the music was fine, but the wife and I got put into special measures (or behind bars:)) with the dancing.
 

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Hi Jazz, what happens with the dance steps? Is the idea that you should be able to dance through the 3 tunes without a break, or is this just an instrumental challenge?

The only relevant experience I have is a Breton music workshop in Hadleigh, the music was fine, but the wife and I got put into special measures (or behind bars:)) with the dancing.
good point!

currently I don't think it is all that necessary for the steps to continue, as they are effectively three different dances with three tempos

the whole piece will be used as a background for a recital of a modern fairytale - so the transitions are when the narrator is silent

still, it will probably be good if the cadance somehwat continued but the also the audience should get a clear cue when the next piece comes in
 

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Interesting challenge. I love Breton music and dance. For dancing, An-dro's need a solid emphasis on the first beat of the bar and not too fast, a slight swing won't hurt either. i suspect they are the most widely known of all the Breton dance, they're also the most abused as well. As for Hanter-dro, emphasising beats one and five would tie in with steps ( left right left, right, slight step back on the last right) beat 5 would start the stepping sequence again. Keep the knees, slighty bent and slightey bouncey and slightly turned to the left. Chez Mon Pere is marvellously dramatic in my opinion. Again not too fast for a Hanter-dro, the dance can and should be elegant. An dro and Hanter-dro are sometimes combined together in a dance called a Trikot.

If any body is looking for Breton music. www.vitrifolk.fr and www.diato.org are very good sources.
The other dance style is new to me.

We commenced our Breton dance adventure very nearly 30 years ago, and we've been lucky enough to dance to some very fine musicians all over Brittany
 

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