This is a list of music and dances used in the production. Caroline Evans was extremely kind and helpful in sharing her research of the tunes used.
Emma 3 Music
If you like, you may jump to: Quotations from the novel regarding music and dance
From Meridian TV via Caroline Evans: Unless noted to the contrary the music was composed and/or arranged by Dominic Muldowney and published by Rider Wood Limited of Iron Bridge House, 3 Bridge Approach, London NW1 8BD. Song titles in order:
- Hymn - All People that on Earth do Dwell
- Melody Italien/Mi lagnerò tacendo (composed by Rossini)
- Father, Father Build me a Boat - Emma and Frank's pianoforte duet.
- Wiegen Lied (composed by Mozart, sung by Mary Carewe accompanied on piano by Ian Watson)
- Over The Hills and Far Away (traditional composition - from Act 1 of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728
- The First of April (out of copyright)
- Little Waltz Tune
- Oh Limerick is Beautiful
- Jacks Maggot (dance description) (out of copyright)
- Hole in the Wall (dance description) (as above)
- Juice of Barley (dance description) (as above)
- Kelsterne Gardens (dance description) (as above)
- Bonny Breast Knot (music) (as above) From Eric Foxley's Traditional English Dance Music Database, used with permission.
Ensemble (Dance Descriptions) - Also,
see the "Haste to the Wedding" information below!
- Final dance at Donwell - Combination of "Mr. Isaac's Maggot" and "Step Stately"
message from Lindsay on the music to a dance at the Harvest Supper...
"...they are dancing to the tune "Haste to the Wedding." This is more popular as a Scottish Country Dance, but I have danced the English version at least once, and I thought it contained the promenade which is in the film. However, watching the film 30 times or so, may have affected my memory! My husband and I both searched the web (separately!) and we weren't able to find the instructions we remembered. CDSS does have books which have a dance description, but, of course, they want you to buy the book, so they haven't given out the description.
However, I did find the music:(Just click no to installing new fonts and the music comes right up: http://www.linkclub.or.jp/~jewellot/ire/gakufu/hastwedding.html - Haste to the Wedding.
Also this English version, which isn't the same as the film: http://members.aol.com/erogers358/inst.htm#dance62.
And the Scottish version is here: (scroll down to find it) http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/mscd/Dec98.htm - Almost Winter Dance Party 1998 - Madison Scottish Country Dancers."
- Emma 3 Dance Descriptions
- Thread on the social functions of dancing and balls in Emma from the Pemberley discussion
board. LOL, I wrote:
"In Emma especially, notions of couplehood are often manifested on the dance floor, successfully and not so successfully - take Frank and Emma, for example, who seem to be "made to stand up together..." and also Harriet's sudden crush on Mr. Knightley, her rescuer at the Crown ball."
- For an interesting perspective on the dancing in Emmas 2 and 3, visit this section at TheLoiterer.org.
- Palmer's Pocket Playford dance descriptions
- Eric Foxley's ever-changing Traditional English Dance Music Database
- English Folk Dance and Song Society/Cecil Sharp House - home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. They've got a great library of dances and tunes for the serious dancer or musician.
- The American Country Dance and Song Society has a comprehensive online catalog.
- The Bay Area Country Dance Society official site
- Alan's history of country dance, from his English Country Dance List page