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The English Stage Jig ()

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composed by Anonymous, Thomas Jordan, Will Kemp

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The English Stage Jig - City Waites; Lucie Skeaping (vocals)
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  1. The Black Man, jig for 4 voices & ensemble
  2. The Merry Wooing of Robin and Joan, jig for 3 voices
  3. Singing Simpkin, jig for 5 voices
  4. The Bloody Battle at Billingsgate, jig for 2 voices (tunes: The Orange / Hit and Miss)
  5. The Cheaters Cheated, jig for 5 voices
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English stage jigs were not simply dances, but bawdy musical-theatrical farces concocted of popular tunes with new words added that flourished in the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Notorious for their explicit lewdness and vulgarity, they were usually performed after a serious drama (and some playwrights deplored them for luring disreputable elements into the theater). The music for the most part was melodically mundane, primarily a vehicle for conveying the scurrilous, often scatological lyrics and lurid ...

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The English Stage Jig 2009, Hyperion

UPC: 034571177540

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