Elephants Stairs is the long awaited collection of English Country Dances by Andrew Shaw. The book contains 20 dances first published in the late 17th century and early 18th century, reinterpreted for modern use. Persons of Qualiy recorded 17 of those tunes in a lively, improvised style with many instruments and moods. It is perfect for listening or dancing.

 

 

Elephants Stairs Book
PoQ with Andrew

PoQ with Andrew Shaw, photo by Piers Rutter

Listen:

17th & 18th Century English Country Dance Tunes

All titles published in London by John Walsh and associates unless stated otherwise.

Click the image of the sheet music for the tune written with the chords above the staff.

1.The Jolly Company Longways, triple minor, 4/4, AAB x 7 4:44
Twenty Four New Country Dances Compos’d by a Person of Quality (1718) music pdf
2. Young Phillis of Wakefield Longways, duple minor, Ç, AABBCC x 5 4.38
Twenty Four New Country Dances For the Year 1715 music pdf
3. Flora and Phaon Longways, duple minor, 3/2, AABB x 7 3:45
The Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1718) music pdf
4. Pall-Mall Longways, duple minor, Ç, AABB x 7 4:09
The Dancing-Master, 7th Edition (John Playford, 1686) music pdf
5. Harlequin in the Mud Longways, duple minor, 6/8, AABB x 7 4:16
A Choice Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances (John Johnson, c. 1742) music pdf
6. Beautious Grove Long Set, 3 cpls., Ç, AAB x 6 4.17
Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1711 by Nathaniell Kynaston music pdf
7. Belgrade Longways, duple minor, 3/2, AABB x 7 4:27
Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1718 by Natl. Kynaston music pdf
8. Barcelona Longways, duple minor, 9/8, ABB x 7 4:34
Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1706 music pdf
9. Elephants Stairs Longways, duple minor, 3/4, AABB x 5 4:57
Twenty Four Country Dances for the Year 1727 music pdf
10. Three Coney Walk Longways, triple minor, 6/8, AABAAB x 5 4.25
The Dancing-Master, The Third Volume (William Pearson, c. 1726) music pdf
11. Apollo and Daphne Longways, duple minor, 3/2, AABB x 5 3:47
The Compleat Country Dancing-Master (1718) music pdf
12. Sams Maggot Long Set, 3 cpls., 2/4, AABB x 3 2:57
The New Country Dancing-Master 3d Book (c. 1728) music pdf
13. The Laughing Vicar Longways, duple minor, 6/8, AABB x 5 4:03
Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1716 by Natl. Kynaston music pdf
14. The Happy Couple Long Set, 3 cpls., 3/4 & 3/2, AABBCC x 3 3:44
Twenty Four New Country Dances for the Year 1716 by Natl. Kynaston music pdf
15. Hedge-Lane Longways, duple minor, 4/4, ABCD x 5 3:39
A Supplement to the Dancing-Master (John Playford, c. 1683) music pdf
16. King’s Maggot Long Set, 3 cpls., 3/2, AABBCCDD x 3 2:59
The Dancing-Master: Vol. The Second, The Third Edition (W. Pearson, 1718) v
17. The Happy Conclusion Longways, duple minor, Ç, AABB x 7 4:23
Twenty Four New Country Dances For the Year 1715 music pdf