Renaissance Dances for Dancers Young and Old
By Isabel McNeill Carley
Book and CD
Book & CD set of fun, accessible dances for children in grade 5 and up. Includes easy-to-follow dance graphics and historical information about the Renaissance period. Each dance has 3 formats: CD orchestrations with authentic Renaissance sounds to dance along with; classroom arrangements for recorders and Orff instruments; and piano arrangements. The CD includes the recorder score for each selection, as well as the Orff score of "Parmi la Rosee" (synthesizer).
For grade 5 and up.
The Farandole: Dela la Riviere (late 15th c. France), Parmi la Rosee (14th c. France), Parmi la Rosee (Orff score).
Branles: Branle Double, Ronde (arr. Tielman Susato, 1551).
Branle Simple: Branle Simple in A Minor (Thoinot Arbeau, 1589), Branle Simple 2 (arr. Pierre Attaignant, 1547).
Branle Gai: Branle Gai 1 (Thoinot Arbeau, 1589), Branle Gai 2 (arr. Jacques Moderne, 1529).
Branle de Sabots: The Clog Branle (Thoinot Arbeau, 1589).
The Pavane: Belle Qui Tient Ma Vie (arr. Thoinot Arbeau, 1589), The Quadran Pavane, Reverence, The Quadran Pavane in F (Etienne de Terte, 16th c.).
Acrobatic Dance: The Hupfauf (arr. Tielman Susato, 1551).
Appendices: Renaissance Historical Notes, Map of Western Europe, Bibliography.
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