Oh my: I was all set to announce Bourrée d'Aurore Sand as this month's winner, but a last minute vote produced a tie with the Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance.
Previously, I announced a procedure for breaking ties, but I just can't get myself to do it since these are both great tunes that garnered relatively strong support. So this month we'll do both. Pick the one you want to do, or display your mettle by learning, recording and posting both.
First, we go back to France with the wonderful Bourrée d'Aurore Sand . Close your eyes, and you might imagine this tune comes right out of Eastern Europe, much as previous French dance tune that was a TOTM pick - Zelda - sounded to me very much like a Klezmer tune.
I can't say much about Bourrée d'Aurore Sand, in part because most of the descriptions are in French - and Google Translate produced some hilarious and totally unhelpful results.
There are lots of ways to play this tune - as these two examples demonstrate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh7onr2_EJY for a decidedly non-traditional interpretation.
https://www.youtube....h?v=52ChEknbz8Uin the French traditional dance context.
And here are some sources for notation:
Edited by Jim Besser, 30 November 2014 - 11:19 PM.