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Roaming the Renaissance

tue 8 nov 2022 10:00 

This broadcast is dedicated to French 16th-century dance music.

The art of dancing was highly valued in the Renaissance. It was an integral part of every aristocrat’s education. No wonder many dance music books were printed, especially in France. We will listen to instrumental dances and songs based on dance rhythms during this hour.


Claude Gervaise (mid-16th century)
1. Branles de Bourgogne

2. Hélas, Dame
3. Nous estions trois compagnons
4. Une petite feste

Pierre Phalèse (ca. 1505/10-1573/76)
5. Pavane et Gaillarde Ferrarèze

6. Rossignolet du bois

Adrian Le Roy (ca. 1520-1598)
7. Branle simple – Branle gay
Ensemble Guilhem Ademar
(cd: “Danceries – France: Chansons et musiques à danser au XVIe siècle” – Buda Records 1977752, 2000)

Pierre Phalèse (ca. 1505/10-1573/76)
8. Un gay bergier
9. Auprès de vous

Pierre Attaingnant (ca. 1494-1551/52)
10. Basse danse ‘Auprès de vous’

Adrian Le Roy (ca. 1520-1598)
11. Fantasie première
Israel Golani, lute (8,9), guitar(10,11)
(cd: “In the Garden of Polyphony” – Solaire Records SOL 1010, 2021)

Adrian Le Roy (ca. 1520-1598)
12. Puis que vivre
13. Pimontoyse
14. Laissez la verte couleur

Guillaume Morlaye (begin 16e eeuw)
15. Paduane

16. Une jeune fillette

Guillaume Morlaye (early 16th century)
17. Au temps heureux

Adrian Le Roy (ca. 1520-1598)
18. Oyez tous amoureux
Fires of Love
(cd: “Chansons à plaisir – Music from the time of Adrian Le Roy” – Delphian Records DCD34063, 2008)

Guillaume Morlaye (begin 16e eeuw)
19. Pleurez mes yeux
Israel Golani, guitar
(cd: zie 8-11)

shown in picture: illustrations from ‘Orchésographie’ by Thoinot Arbeau (1589)

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