David Munrow’s ‘Turkish nightclub piece’
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David Munrow’s virtuoso woodwind performances frequently included items from the medieval dance repertoire played with drone and percussion accompaniment. Several television recordings of such performances survive and combined with interviews and broadcast scripts, they suggest a vibrant view of the middle ages based on the performance practices in folk and world music that he encountered on his travels. Four of these medieval dances are analysed to probe potential orientalism in performance and are then situated within the modern discourse on medievalism and orientalism.