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Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune

Marie27 26 Nov 09 - 06:17 AM
The Borchester Echo 26 Nov 09 - 06:29 AM
The Borchester Echo 26 Nov 09 - 06:33 AM
Bloke from Poole 26 Nov 09 - 07:15 AM
Banjo-Flower 26 Nov 09 - 08:38 AM
Marie27 26 Nov 09 - 11:46 AM
Mr Red 27 Nov 09 - 10:12 AM
treewind 28 Nov 09 - 06:11 AM
GUEST,gordon 12 Apr 10 - 06:55 AM
GUEST,g 12 Apr 10 - 06:58 AM
Bloke from Poole 12 Apr 10 - 07:17 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa (?) - dance tune
From: Marie27
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 06:17 AM

Hi Folks

I am trying to find the tune to the slow romantic dance which is played at ceilidhs eg by Peeping Tom and Pete Grassby.

The thing is, I can't quite remember the name of the music, nor the actual moves to the dance.

It involves a side steps x2, moving in/out, twirl ending with the woman held within the man's arms, a small waltz, and then starts the sequence again. I am sure I have missed out some of the movements.

If anyone has any ides, please let me know.

Thanks
Marie / Titch


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 06:29 AM

Do you mean Rosza, invented by Gordon Potts?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 06:33 AM

Ah, I notice the actual question was for the tune.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 07:15 AM

Well, any slinky 36 bar (?) waltz will do - but you might like to refer to the sleeve notes on the Committee Band's Dancemusic CD:

"9. Vuoma-Pertti's mazurka Intro + 32 bars waltz x 6

From På bar gärning by Kangas Spelemän from Finland. If our uneducated attempt at translation is correct, this mazurka comes from Pertti Vuomajärvi, one of the great old Lapp melodeon players who was born in 1894. This extra-sleazy tune is usually used for Gordon's extra-sleazy dance Rozsa."

I'm pretty sure that a Google search on Rozsa will find the moves.

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: Banjo-Flower
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 08:38 AM

We use Maguire & Pattersons or Midnight on the Water

Gerry


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: Marie27
Date: 26 Nov 09 - 11:46 AM

Thanks everyone to replying :)

Ahh, its Mr Pott's is it.

LOL, I was going to ask does anyone know the 'right movements' but Mr B Echo, beat me to the punch!

Okay the 2nd Q, would be. Can anyone think of modern tune - that doesn sound folkie :(, that Rozsa could be danced to?

M


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: Mr Red
Date: 27 Nov 09 - 10:12 AM

The Committee Band's tune is anything but slinky. A fine waltz it is, but I would liken it to (note the Fruedian allegory) a stepped wier of some hieght, as opposed to a babbling brook. The sax can be very - er - um - sexy.

Once the Peeping Tom melodeon is left to it - now that IS slinky. I like em both.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: treewind
Date: 28 Nov 09 - 06:11 AM

"modern tune - that doesn sound folkie :(, that Rozsa could be danced to?"
What's wrong with the eponymous tune <-- (look! it's a link!) referred to by my esteemed friend in an earlier message?

As Malcolm says, any slinky (or non-slinky) waltz will do, or something that sounds waltzy (observing that the above tune is notated in 6/8)

Perhaps I should have a go at writing something with a Balkan/middle eastern flavour to it (on an Armenian or Macedonian scale of the sort whose key sig has both sharps and flats, for instance). I was thinking of doing something snake-charmer-ish for Pig Dyke Molly but I could make it a waltz instead...

I think at different times we've perpetrated all of our usual waltz sets on dancers doing Rozsa: The Shrewbury Waltz, Princess Caroline's, Tommy Bhetty's, The Cumberland. Possibly some of Nick Barber's too.

The Blue Danube wouldn't be quite right.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: GUEST,gordon
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 06:55 AM

Peeping Tom play South Wind for it, usually...

look here

http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef/music/tunes/waltzes.gif/south-wind.gif

did you find instructions yet? g


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: GUEST,g
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 06:58 AM

1 & 2 face to face, touching fingertip, men with their back to the middle of the room. Keeping it small (matron!) sway to m l, then rt; Keeping hold of hands, & lifting the joined hands, the wo turns half round to back onto the man. The still joined hands drop in front of the wo in a sort of cuddly hold. 4 small chassée L, then back R, sway twice, wo turns half to untie

B1 Join rt hands; step together, apart & change place with wo jiving under; that again

B2 Ballroom hold; 2 chassée towards the pointy end, 2 back & waltz to fill up the music.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: Bloke from Poole
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 07:17 AM

Now, g,

Will the new band, whose name I have still to get my head around (or internalize, if you are of that persuasion) feature this magnificent dance?

And to what tune?

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Lovely Rosa - dance tune
From: Jack Campin
Date: 12 Apr 10 - 10:33 AM

The tune linked to here sounds a lot like "Les Poules Huppees" - which isn't a waltz, but one of those Continental bouzurka thingies.


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