This is a tune composed by a good friend of mine, Stephan "Stoney" Steiner. It really is a "Scottische", not a barndance.
To be or not to be ~
It might be a good idea to get very familiar with the form ~ dance and music (schottische / barndance / German / etc.) before whipping up a tune and slapping that tag on it… As this stands, as a ‘schottische’ or other closely relevant form, it doesn’t swing well that way, and it would take some work to make it so. It isn’t just about 32 bars and 4/4… As ‘something else’, well, maybe… :-/
composer’s credit ~
‘tradivarium’ ~ alias Stephan "Stoney" Steiner, from Vienna, Austria
Other compositions by "Stoney" / "tradivarium" on site here:
"G’schnitzt" ~ reel
Submitted on June 16th 2004 by tradivarium.
"The Peacock’s Frilocs" ~ reel
Submitted on June 22nd 2004 bytradivarium.
"The City Blooming" ~ reel
Submitted on June 22nd 2004 by tradivarium.
Sorry but by NO means can this be disguised as a schottische.
However wrote this (a grand tune) must have been listening to some Breton music beforehand.
I see the light! ~ However, the Bretons do play and dance to some damn nice schottisches themselves…
Well, if the composer sees it as a schottische I have no intention of correcting him - even if the tune might "work better" in another tempo, dance feel or whatever.