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Title: The Letter
Description: Longways Country Dance, triple minor

M1

L1

M2

L2

M3

L3

M4

L4

M5

L5

M6

L6

M7

L7

M8

L8

6,12,0,1453,2 12,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 0,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 9,130,210,130,310,130,410,330,130,330,230,330,330 8,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 9,130,210,130,310,130,410,330,130,330,230,330,330 8,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 4,172,189,172,289,172,389,288,151,288,251,288,351 4,230,200,230,300,230,400,230,140,230,240,230,340 5,290,190,290,290,290,390,170,150,170,250,170,350 4,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 2,336,183,336,283,336,383,124,157,124,257,124,357 2,345,185,345,285,345,385,115,155,115,255,115,355 2,356,182,356,282,356,382,104,158,104,258,104,358 2,360,170,360,270,360,370,100,170,100,270,100,370 2,355,158,355,258,355,358,105,182,105,282,105,382 2,345,155,345,255,345,355,115,185,115,285,115,385 3,334,158,334,258,334,358,126,182,126,282,126,382 2,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 9,330,130,330,230,330,330,130,210,130,310,130,410 8,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 9,330,130,330,230,330,330,130,210,130,310,130,410 8,330,170,330,270,330,370,130,170,130,270,130,370 4,288,189,288,289,288,389,172,151,172,251,172,351 4,230,200,230,300,230,400,230,140,230,240,230,340 5,170,190,170,290,170,390,290,150,290,250,290,350 4,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 2,124,157,124,257,124,357,336,183,336,283,336,383 2,115,155,115,255,115,355,345,185,345,285,345,385 2,104,158,104,258,104,358,356,182,356,282,356,382 2,100,170,100,270,100,370,360,170,360,270,360,370 2,105,182,105,282,105,382,355,158,355,258,355,358 2,115,185,115,285,115,385,345,155,345,255,345,355 3,126,182,126,282,126,382,334,158,334,258,334,358 2,130,170,130,270,130,370,330,170,330,270,330,370 15,168,132,170,236,170,333,212,104,210,232,212,336 16,88,108,170,136,172,239,63,74,210,106,212,234 15,68,221,87,104,170,140,26,221,66,79,212,109 16,69,332,68,224,90,106,29,332,26,221,64,79 15,74,429,69,335,68,226,47,469,26,336,26,223 16,172,431,74,431,71,340,192,471,48,471,28,338 15,172,332,175,432,76,432,210,332,191,474,48,476 16,170,232,170,335,178,437,212,232,210,336,192,477 15,130,170,130,271,130,370,330,175,330,277,330,373 12,50,172,231,274,130,370,229,170,410,278,330,373 11,2,221,280,230,130,370,181,215,460,230,330,373 12,53,272,233,171,130,370,231,272,410,177,330,373 11,133,272,127,169,130,370,336,271,330,174,330,373 12,234,271,46,170,130,370,418,270,228,169,330,373 11,283,225,-3,220,130,370,468,219,179,215,330,373 12,233,165,49,273,130,370,416,166,229,273,330,373 11,124,166,130,273,130,370,333,166,336,272,330,373 12,42,166,234,271,130,370,226,168,418,271,330,373 11,-9,216,284,225,130,370,176,213,468,221,330,373 12,43,270,233,166,130,370,226,273,416,167,330,373 11,125,272,124,166,130,370,335,274,334,166,330,373 0,126,272,125,167,130,370,334,273,333,167,330,373 0,128,271,127,168,130,370,332,272,332,168,330,373 0,129,270,129,169,130,370,331,271,331,169,330,373 1,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373 11,185,270,130,170,130,370,275,270,330,170,330,373 11,255,287,130,170,130,370,205,253,330,170,330,373 11,316,328,130,170,130,370,144,212,330,170,330,373 11,350,370,130,170,130,370,110,170,330,170,330,373 4,338,379,130,170,130,370,122,161,330,170,330,373 4,329,382,130,170,130,370,131,158,330,170,330,373 5,319,379,130,170,130,370,141,161,330,170,330,373 4,310,370,130,170,130,370,150,170,330,170,330,373 9,318,330,130,170,130,370,142,210,330,170,330,373 9,330,269,130,170,130,370,130,271,330,170,330,373 8,342,209,130,170,130,370,118,331,330,170,330,373 9,350,170,130,170,130,370,110,370,330,170,330,373 4,338,161,130,170,130,370,122,379,330,170,330,373 4,329,158,130,170,130,370,131,382,330,170,330,373 5,319,161,130,170,130,370,141,379,330,170,330,373 4,310,170,130,170,130,370,150,370,330,170,330,373 7,274,190,130,170,130,370,186,350,330,170,330,373 6,219,220,130,170,130,370,241,320,330,170,330,373 7,165,250,130,170,130,370,295,290,330,170,330,373 6,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373 0,130,270,130,170,130,370,330,270,330,170,330,373

270,270,270,90,90,90 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 90,90,90,90,90,90 -90,-90,-90,-90,-90,-90 90,90,90,90,90,90 -90,-90,-90,-90,-90,-90 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 90,90,90,90,90,90 -90,-90,-90,-90,-90,-90 90,90,90,90,90,90 -90,-90,-90,-90,-90,-90 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 180,0,0,0,180,0 135,-45,0,-45,135,0 45,225,0,225,45,0 0,180,0,180,0,0 0,180,0,180,0,0 -45,135,0,135,-45,0 225,45,0,45,225,0 180,0,0,0,180,0 180,0,0,0,180,0 135,-45,0,-45,135,0 45,225,0,225,45,0 0,180,0,180,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0 0,0,0,0,0,0

2:0:DOUBLE FIGURE^3:8:All three couples set, swap sides passing left shoulder, and turn into opposite place; then repeat home passing right shoulders^35:8:All three couples promenade around the set^44:8:The first couple one and a half Pousettes with the second couple^60:8:Double Triangle: The first lady goes around the second man (right), then around the third man (left); meanwhile, the first man goes around the third lady (right) and around the second lady (left)^80:0:Repeat whole dance from progressed position^

 

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This dance is reconstructed from an authentic source as noted above, but you might encounter it being taught in a different fashion. Popular dances were often published more than once, sometimes with different figures, or even with different tunes; our version is faithfully reconstructed and historically informed, but alternative arrangements can be equally satisfying


Further Information:

 
Source: L'Assemblée, or Forty Eight Elegant New Dances for the year 1814
Authority: Wilson, Thomas
Year: 1814
Tune: The Letter
 
 
 




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