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Medieval and Renaissances Dances



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Medieval and Renaissance Dances for Recorders, Dancers and Hand Drums
By Isabel Carley
Book with student book  
39 pages

23 processionals, carols, farandoles, branles and pavanes from England, France, Hungary, Germany and Spain. These are set for soprano and tenor recorders, hand drums, triangles and finger cymbals. Recorder range is C to high E (intermediate level). Includes background information, four pages of exercises and tunes for hand drum with permission to copy hand drum parts, and easy line, circle and partner dances with directions and practice hints.

A student book with enlarged print comes with the teacher book (2 to 3 students can easily use the book at the same time). Four-packs of student books are also available (item 803012).   


  • Hand Drum Tutor: Pieces for Hand Drums
  • Processionals: Background and Dance Instructions; Des Oge Mais (13th c. Spain); Le Roi Anglais (15th c. France)
  • Caroles: Background and Dance Instructions: Orientis Partibus (12th-13th c. France), Angelus Ad Virginem (12th-13th c. England), Quem Pastores (14th c. Germany), Susanni (14th c. Germany)
  • Farandoles: Background and Dance Instructions: Hymn to St. Nicholas (12th-13th c. France), A L'entrada Del Temps Clar (Machaut, 14th c. France), Maienzeit (Reuental, 13th c. Germany)
  • Branles: Background and Dance Instructions: When I See Winter Return (Muset, 13th c. Provence), Old French Song (14th c. France), Branle Double (Arbeau, 16th c. France), Philou (Praetorius, 17th c. England), Branle Simple (Moderne, 16th c. France), Branle Simple (Arbeau, 16th c. France), En Ma Dame (16th c. France), Branle Gai (Arbeau, 16th c. France), Horses Branle (Arbeau, 16th c. France), Haut Barrois (Arbeau, 16th c. France), Ungaresca (16th c. Hungary)
  • Pavanes: Background and Dance Instructions: Helas, Madame (King Henry VIII, 16th c. England), La Gaiette (Attaignant, 16th c. France), Processional Pavane (Attaignant, 16th c. France)


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Compliments my Humanities curriculum
Katrien V on Aug 11, 2014
I am teaching 6th grade general music and we are covering the Medieval and Renaissance time periods. Thought this would be fun to get the kids moving!
Maureen M on Nov 2, 2011
Planning on putting together a renaissance ensamble
Diego M on Feb 1, 2012

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