6Th Livre De Danceries (1555) - Score
SATB/ATTB recorders; or SATB/ATTB viols
Composed by Claude Gervaise (1540-1560). Recorder Quartets, String Quartets, Quintets etc. Attaingnant Dance Prints Collection. Score. Published by London Pro Musica (MM.LPMAD06).
Item Number: MM.LPMAD06
Contains one of the most attractive versions of the Passamezzo antico, as well as some unusual triple-time branles. Another classic is the Pavane dAngleterre (also arranged by Mr Poulenc). Includes 3 pavanne, 5 galliards and 40 bransle. The pavan is a slow, stately court dance in duple meter, popular throughout Europe; frequently the pavan was used as the first dance in a set of dances. The branle is a lively old dance in 4/4 time. Usually a country dance, popular in the Renaissance. The branle was danced by a group of many couples, some danced in a line and some in a circle.