Sheet Music: Bransle Double

TitleBransle Double
from Terpsichore
ComposerMichael Praetorius (1571–1621)
InstrumentationFlute and Harpsichord/Piano
KeyG major
RangeF#4–A5
Time signature2/2
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-06-29
Last updated2009-06-29
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Categories
Baroque, Dance tunes, Renaissance

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Monday 29 June 2009

Tune of the Day: Bransle Double

by Michael Praetorius

A branle (or “bransle”, pronounced somewhat like ‛brawl’) is a 16th century French dance style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed by couples in either a line or a circle.

The double branle is a simple form of branle, usually involving two phrases of two bars each. This form was not sufficiently different from the pavan to be of interest to composers, so pieces with this name rarely occur in the instrumental books of the time unless they are specifically designed for dancers.

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