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Orchesographyby Thoinot Arbeau
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Generally regarded as the most valuable book on 16th-century dance and music available, this volume offers detailed instructions for all of the steps involved in pavans, gavottes, galliards, and more. References to the practices of instrumental music of the 1500s appear throughout the text, in addition to 47 dance tunes with period barring and notation. 44 illustrations.
The most valuable resource for 16th-century dances and dance music, this volume describes galliards, pavans, branles, gavottes, lavolta, basse dance, morris dance, and more, with detailed instructions of steps. 44 illustrations.
Indispensable 1589 treatise on contemporary dances; history, instructions, music, etc. Also added, Labanotation for dances by Julia Sutton, Mireille Backer. 44 illus.
Probably the most valuable book on 16th-century dances and dance music. Describes the galliards, pavans, branles, gavottes, lavolta, basse dance, morris dance, canary, etc., with detailed instructions of steps involved. 44 illustrations.
Table of Contents
Editor's Introduction to the Dover Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Bibliography (to the First Edition)
Original Title Page
Original Publisher's Note
Orchesography: A Treatise in the Form of a Dialogue
Original Certificate of Copyright
Editor's Notes to Dover Edition
Bibliography (Dover Edition)
Introduction to the Labanotation
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