Couragie jig

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Couragie has been added to 11 tunebooks.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Couragie
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
g/f/|:e>dc c>dB|c2c c>de|c2c c>de|d2d d>gf|
e>dc e>dc|c2c c>de|^fdg gaf|1 g3 g2 g/f/:|2 g3 g2 d/c/||
B>AG BAG|d2d d>ef|e>dc e>dc|f2f f>ga|
d>ec c>dB|1 c3 c2 d/c/:|2 c3 c3||

Fourteen comments

couragie

Can anyone tell me about this tune? The intriquing title doesnt give much back on Google. Sounds old but… what language? Lyrics? Recordings? Thanks

Re: couragie

I have two versions of it (they must have really liked it) on a CD I picked up in the bargain bin years ago when I was first discovering Irish music — Rocky Road to Dublin, group called Kings Galliard. It has a Renaissance-type feel to it, at least the way they play it. No information in the liner notes, unfortunately…

Re: couragie

I have two versions (they must have really liked it) on a CD that I picked up in the bargain bin when I was first discovering Irish music — Rocky Road to Dublin, group called Kings Galliard. I think it has a Renaissance-type feel to it… No information provide

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Sorry for the duplicate posting — first time to post, and already I’ve revealed my Doofus qualities. I’m going to blame my internet connection, that’s it…

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Welcome to The Session, Char B. 🙂

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Thanks — been lurking for a while (learning through lurking?) and thought it’s about time I came out of the woodwork.

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Kings Galliard were a Dutch group formed out of musicians from the conservatory. They played music from most of Western Europe. The title sounds French or Belgian, am trying to see if I can find any information.

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It would seem to be a traditional Dutch Galliard; I don’t know the difference between the Dutch, Frisian or Flemish languages to be able to say exactly. The Galliard was a dance popular all over Europe from the middle ages and still exists in some Breton dances, although the rhythm has changed slightly. Hope that helps you somewhat.

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King’s galliard, my goodness that takes me back! They played in Kilkenny in the mid seventies. I had an LP of theirs ( Long playing record to the under 40s). Cant remember any tracks though.

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I was able to find sheet music at cpmusic.com But no notes about the source. I’ll search for Galliard and see what I find Thanks

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There is a Couragie in "Oude en nieuwe Hollantse Boeren Lietjes en Contredansen" (Amsterdam, ca. 1710). The fact that it has been collected in Amsterdam doesn’t necessarily mean it’s dutch, though.

Couragie

Transcribed from the King’s Galliard album.It’s not a jig,it goes in a stately fashion.

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I’ve just posted a transcription from the King’s Galliard album."The King’s Galliard" is a Dowland tune,by the way.

Couragie

In addition to the comment by Henk Bos. An exact copy of this tune titled Couragie appears in Volume 10 of "hollantse boeren lieties en contredansen", nr. 778, published by "Estienne Rogier, musyk en boekverkooper" somewhere between 1700 and 1716 in Amsterdam. It may be a Dutch tune, but Amsterdam was quite international those days. Sounds like to be played "courtly", not too fast. One difference is that the original script shows the tune is in E (one note higher). There are also small differences in ornamentation.