This beautiful 76 page A4 size book is a must for any music or dance enthusiast. The word 'carol' once implied dance as much as song and to bring the two dimensions back together John Garden has spent 2 years devising, testing and refining 64 social dances in dozens of different formations to fit well-loved Christmas carols from the last 7 centuries. The dances all work exceedingly well, are lots of fun, and, in their style and figures, echo the various carols' historical origins and lyrical storyline. The meticulously well-layed out book contains easy-to-follow instructions to all the dance, full carol lyrics, chorded musical notation, historical notes and wonderful illustrations.The Christmas carols in this collection have their origins in many different periods and places (see opposite page). The carol tradition itself, however, might be thought to have its roots in very early song-dances. ... In the 14th and 15th centuries the English went on to use the word a#39;carola#39; in a variety of ways - sometimes for a song sung during a ... had developed largely outside the church, came inside the church - not all carols for all seasons but a large body of carols for Christmas time.
|Title||:||The Christmas Carol Dance Book|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2010-01-08|