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Baroque Dance, continued


Sarah Lawrence College Dance Dept.
Composition class    February 6, 2001
Pat Rader, guest instructor

Possibilities for today's class

Dances to Lully's music in two dance notation books

1.
Feuillet, Raoul-Auger. Recüeil de dances, composées par M. Feuillet and Recüeil de dances, composées par M. Pecour. New York: Broude Brothers, 1968. [Published as part of facsimile reprint of Chorégraphie, ou l'art de décrire la dance. Paris, 1700.] (Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, 2nd ser., Music Literature, 130.) Note that the Folie d'Espagne was a widely known tune to which there is a dance, Folie d'Espagne pour femme, in Feuillet's Recüeil, p. 33-38. Notation of arm movements and castanet rhythms appear in Feuillet's Chorégraphie, p. 100-102, and include examples for a sarabande and for the beginning of a Folie d'Espagne.

Pécour, Louis-Guillaume. Recüeil de dances, composées par M. Pecour. New York: Broude Brothers, 1968. [Published as part of facsimile reprint of Chorégraphie, ou l'art de décrire la dance with Recüeil de dances, composées par M. Feuillet. Paris, 1700.] (Monuments of Music and Music Literature in Facsimile, 2nd ser., Music Literature, 130.) 2.
L'Abbé, Anthony. A New Collection of Dances. Introduction by Carol Marsh. Music for London Entertainment Series D, Pantomime, Ballet & Social Dance, 2. London: Stainer & Bell, 1991. For more information on music for notated dances, see



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