Lady Mary's Courant

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LADY MARY'S COURANT. English, Country Dance Tune (3/4 time). G Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The melody and country dance directions were printed in all four editions of John Young's Second Volume of the English Dancing Master (1710-1728), in Walsh & Randall's The New Country Dancing Master...Second Book (1710), and Walsh & Hare's The Second Book of the Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1719). The courante is thought to have been introduced to London society in the Early Stuart era via several French dancing masters in residence at the time such as Jacques Cordier (1580-1653, known as "Bocan", a violinist, composer and choreographer) and Bartélemy De Montagut (personal dancing master from 1625 to ill-fated Charles I of England).

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Young (Second Volume of the Dancing Master, 1st edition), 1710; p. 154.

Recorded sources:




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