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La Sexte Estampie Real (1:50)

The Album
From Where We Stand
The Prospect Before Us
The Albion Dance Band
Uncle Bernard's / Jenny Lind (3:48)
The Hunt Is Up (1:53)
Varsovinna (2:49)
Masque (1:00)
Huntsman's Chorus (4:33)
Minuet (2:05)
Wassail Song (2:35)
Picking of Sticks / The Old Mole (3:14)
Merry Sherwood Rangers (3:21)
La Sexte Estampie Real (1:50)
I Wish I Was Single Again (3:44)
The Whim (3:28)
Hopping Down in Kent (2:46)
Horse's Brawl (3:42)
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing (3:34)
Merry Sherwood Rangers (single version) (3:05)
The Prospect Before Us
Other People's Prospects
Hopping Down In Kent
Hidden English
A Little Music or The Delights of Harmony
Notes And Things
The Back Cover

One of the eight estampies from Le Manuscrit du Roi, a large 13th century collection of Trouvere melodies. The estampie was the first couple dance in history, devised by the Troubadours to suit the ideals of courtly love. The dance tunes - said by clerics to have kept the minds of the populace from lascivious thoughts - are made up of several sections of differing length, each section repeated once with a different ending (i.e. Ax Ay Bx By Cx Cy etc.).

the prospect before us: the album
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