Dances From Terpsichore, Volume 1 - Score composed by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621). For SATB recorders or SATB viols. Recorder Quartets, String Quartets, Quintets etc.. Early Dance Music. Score. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMDM11).
This is the first of six volumes of dances from Praetorius mammoth collection. This volume contains bransles and courantes, as well as some of the dances with special choreographies, such as the Pavane de Spaigne.
About Early Dance Music
This series includes the best of ensemble Renaissance dance music, all of the monophonic medieval dance music, and a few 17th century collections. The first 3 volumes are complete editions of the two main sources for 16th century Italian dance music. Later volumes cover forms such as Hoftanz, and many other dances up to six instruments from the Hessen books of 1555.