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Courtly Airs and Dances

by Ron Nelson

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Renaissance
Portrait of a Man and His Wife Ulrich Apt the Elder (German, active by 1481died 1532) Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Did they have music during the Renaissance?

A Dance in the Country Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 17271804 Venice)

What kind of music might have been popular during the Renaissance?

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Did people usually sing or play instruments?

Allegory of Music Laurent de La Hyre (French, Paris 1606 1656 Paris)

What were the instruments like?

Saint Cecilia Abraham van Diepenbeeck (Flemish, 's Hertogenbosch 15961675 Antwerp)

In what social context would one usually hear music?

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What do you already know?


Beckys great
comment idea

Brians critical
comment joke

Susans incorrect Joshs surprisingly


knowledgable comment media

Tylers inappropriate

Lucys connection to

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Basse Danse

Stately, quietly gilding processional

dance that enjoyed the favor of court and town well into the 16th century.

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Pavane

Simple, grave dance using only two

steps. Often used as an introductory or processional dance.

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Saltarello

A generic term for moderately rapid

Italian dances, usually in triple meter and involving jumping movements.

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Sarabande
A rhythmic dance dependent on
tempo.

The zarabanda was banned in Spain


in 1583 for its extraordinary obscenity [...] country of origin.

Tempo is fast or slow depending on its

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Allemande
It is a couple dance, with the man and
woman side by side; the dancers proceed in a line of couples from one end of a hall to the other, each turning his partner around in such a way as to reverse the line and go back to the original place. Arbeau called it a plain dance of a certain gravity, and claimed that it must be among our most ancient dances, for we are descended from the Germans.

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Turn to a friend and talk about which


dance is most appealing to you!
Basse Danse? Sarabande? Pavane? Saltarello? Allemande?

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INTRADA BASSE DANSE: France PAVANE: England SALTARELLO: Italy SARABANDE: Spain ALLEMANDE: Germany
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Selections will be played on Spotify

Turn to a friend again and talk about what you liked and didnt like!
I. Intrada II. Basse Danse III. Pavane IV. Saltarello V. Sarabande VI. Allemande

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I. Intrada

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A Musical Gathering at the Court of the Elector Karl Albrecht of Bavaria Peter Jacob Horemans (Flemish, 17001776)

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II. Basse Danse

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The Musician Bartholomeus van der Helst (Dutch, Haarlem, born ca. 161215, died 1670 Amsterdam)

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III. Pavane

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Musical Party in a Garden

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IV. Saltarello

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The Musicians, ca. 1595 Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Lombard, 15711610)

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V. Sarabande

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Woman with a Lute Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632 1675 Delft)

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VI. Allemande

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A Musical Party Gabril Metsu (Dutch, Leiden 16291667 Amsterdam)

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