A changeling was believed to be a fairy child that was left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies. This gentle 6/8 tune was written in June of 2020 and named for the band of the same name. I pitched the first part of the tune deliberately low on the keyboard to support the gentle feeling and then allowed the second part to go higher for contrast. Sharon Green has since written a very nice dance to go with the tune.
Changeling © Sharon Green, 2020
A1 1-4 Partners cross by the right shoulder and loop left into each other’s places
5-8 Partners left-shoulder back to back
A2 1-4 Partners right-shoulder back to back
5-8 Partners cross by the left shoulder and loop right into original position
B1 1-4 1st couple dance the Mad Robin figure around their neighbors below
5-8 1st couple dance the Mad Robin figure around their neighbors above
B2 1-4 Partners left-shoulder swirly siding
5-8 Partners two-hand turn, releasing early to flow into the opening of the next round*
*When Changeling no longer has to be danced solo, in B2, 5-8 the first couple will move down the set to their progressed place as they turn, while the second couple will cast up.