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Copycat Prelude

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COPYCAT PRELUDE (J8x32) 3C (4C set) John Drewry Greenburn Book 2

1- 8 1L sets then 1M sets as 1L casts, 1M casts as 1L crosses up to start ½ Fig of 8 round 2M and 1L completes ½ Fig as 1M starts ½ Fig round 2L
9-12 1M completes ½ Fig of 8 as 1L starts ½ Fig round 3L, 1L completes ½ Fig of 8 as 1M starts ½ Fig round 3M
13-16 1M completes ½ Fig of 8 as 1L dances up between 2s and petronella turns to face down, 1L sets as 1M petronella turns between 3s to face up
17-24 1s turn to right and dance RSh reels of 3 across to end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance Pass&Turn with 1st corners, pass RSh and dance LH across (1M with 2s and 1L with 3s) to end in 2nd place own sides

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Information

A copycat is one who imitates others' work without adding ingenuity.

A prelude is a short piece of music, the form of which may vary from piece to piece.

While, during the Baroque Age, for example, it may have served as an introduction to succeeding movements of a work that were usually longer and more complex, it may also have been a stand alone piece of work during the Romantic Era. It generally features a small number of rhythmic and melodic motifs that recur through the piece.

Stylistically, the prelude is improvisatory in nature. The prelude can also refer to an overture, particularly to those seen in an opera or an oratorio.

The prelude can be thought of as a preface, although it may stand on its own or introduce another work.

Rostropovich Plays The Prelude From Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 - Information Video

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