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Orchesography - by Thoinot Arbeau & J Sutton (Paperback)

About this item


Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Performing Arts

Sub-Genre: General

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Dover Publications

Age Range: Adult

Author: Thoinot Arbeau & J Sutton

Language: English

Street Date: August 18, 2011
TCIN: 77716113
UPC: 9780486217451
Item Number (DPCI): 247-59-7791
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

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.

Book Synopsis

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.

About the Author

Thoinot Arbeau is an anagram of Jehan Tabourot (1519-95), a French cleric who strongly advocated dance for purposes of exercise, courtship and "manly display," declaring it as virile a pursuit as fencing and military marching.
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