Morris Tunes can not be adequately described by the printed page -
it would take double dots, rests, staccatto markings, accent marks,
and even more. Each instrument: pipe and tabor, fiddle, melodeon,
trombone, etc., has its own style which further modifies the music.
The way to experience the tune is to listen to it
being played for the Dance. However, for those who know the feel of
the music in their hearts, here are some notes for contemporary Morris
In the Bledington style,
The Black Jokers
perform a stick dance,
to this tune attributed to Rich Morse (founder of The Button Box).
Kingsessing Morris wrote a dance in the Bledington style to this tune
played by the
Ice Cream trucks.
To celebrate the wedding of Lynn Noel and Nat Case (GnatCase@aol.com),
the duo of
Lynn & Nat
in the Bledington style.
Another View of Morris Music
For more information about music for Morris Dancing, and a different
way of disseminating sheet music,
Steve Allen of Seabright Morris has produced
a tour-de-force of
Morris Music over the Network
using abc notation; plus PostScript source for a
collection of commonly used tunes.
English Country Dance Music
As a further experiment in Paperless Publishing, some
Country Dance Tunes
are also available.
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