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Dances of this name are encountered from about and the term is used for dances still danced in France today Heartz In other projects Wikimedia Commons. There were several well-established branle suites of up to ten dances; the Branles de Champagnethe Branles de Campthe Branles de Hainaut and the Branles d’Avignon.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In the late 16th century in England the branle was mentioned by Shakespeare Love’s Labour’s Lost3.

These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Branles were danced walking, running, gliding, or skipping depending on the branlee of the music. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.

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The branle was danced by a chain of dancers, usually in couples, with linked arms or holding hands. In Al Marston ‘s The Malcontentact 4, scene 2, the character Guerrino describes the steps of a dance called Beanchaes brawl Bianca’s branle:. These pieces were assembled and arranged by Praetorius for his collection. Some of these dances were reserved for specific age groups – the branle de Bourgogne, for instance, for the youngest dancers.

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Praetorius – Bransle de la Torche from Terpsichore sheet music for Oboe

Work Title Bransle de la Torche Alt ernative. Such suites generally ended with a gavottewhich seems then to have been regarded as a species of branle.

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The first detailed sources for the dance’s steps are found in Arbeau’s famous text-book Orchesography.

If performed I would look forward about a small reference to my efforts. Arranger Dillon Upton after Michael Praetorius Arbeau gives choreographies for eight branles associated with specific regions; the Burgundian see above or Champagne, the Haut Barrois, the Montardon, the Poitou, the Maltese, the Scottish and the Trihory of Brittany; he also mentions four others without describing their steps; the branles of Camp, Hainaut, Avignon, and Lyon Arbeau—36, —53,— The second Version has in the repeats diminutions!

Torch his student Capriol asks whether the Maltese branle is native to Malta, rather than just “a fanciful invention for a ballet”, Arbeau replies that he “cannot believe it to be other than a ballet” Arbeau Although originally French dances of rustic provenance, danced to the dancers’ singing, the branle was adopted, like other folk-dances, into aristocratic use by the time that printed books allow us to reconstruct bramle dances.

Bransle de la Torche, TMA 15 (Praetorius, Michael)

The term also refers to the music and the characteristic step of the dance. Most of these dances seem to have a genuine connection to the region: But of thousands of lute pieces from England only 18 were called branle, though one called “courant” is known from continental dd as a branle Craig-McFeelyhranle 2, note Before this the word is encountered in dance only as the “swaying” step of the basse danse.


Branle music is generally in common time somewhat like the gavottethough some variants, like that of Poitou, are in triple time Scholes Naxos Javascript not enabled. The Branle seems to have travelled to Scotland and survived for some time as the brail. Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from October Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from January Articles with incomplete citations from May All articles with incomplete citations Use dmy dates from April A variety of branles, attributed to different regions, were danced in sequence, so that the suite of branle music gives one of the earliest examples of the classical suite of dances.

By such suites had been standardized into a set of six dances: The male dancer moves away from his partner before performing a “galliard trick of twenty”—apparently a number of capers or leaps in the manner of the galliard—before returning to the conventional ending Marston, editor’s note. This page was last edited on 30 Mayat Brit Among the dance’s courtly relations may be the basse danse and the passepied Scholes which latter, though it is in triple time, Rabelais and Thoinot Arbeau identify as a type of Breton branle.

Because most of my intabulations are never heard before, I decided to make a simple computer synthesized audio file for hearing control. This is danced in duple time, and as described by Arbeau has a similar structure to the double branle.

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