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Thread #158526   Message #3750367
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
12-Nov-15 - 06:00 PM
Thread Name: get yourself a present:English Country Dance Tunes
Subject: RE: get yourself a present:English Country Dance Tunes
I didn't realize that there was a tradition of doing a couples waltz to end the evening until one night the pianist looked at me with wild eyes and said, "Name a waltz for the last dance!"

Years before I had done Duke of Kent's at a workshop in North Carolina, so I said "Duke of Kent's," praying that it was in the book. It was. (There are two different Duke of Kent's Waltzes, so you have to be careful about this.)

Since then I have pencilled the names of waltzes within on the inside covers of the Barnes books in case of emergency.