Early Period and Popular Dance Music

This book is a collection of musical arrangements by Al Cofrin for musicians intending to perform for Renaissance and Early Baroque dancers involved with Renaissance Festivals, and Historical re-enactment groups. The formats of the arrangements are setup to specify the number of repetitions required to match the choreography. The settings are inclined towards recorders which are typically the most popular instruments for large groups.

The introduction has a listing of sources for the music and the choreography for each of the dances both historical and Renaissance Festival related. The book is spiral bound with clear plastic covers. $45

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Index of Music

Ann’s Courante (Entre Courante)
Arbeau Branle Suite (Double, Single, Gay, Burgundian, Cassandra, Charlotte)
Ballo del Fiore
Bizarria d’Amore
Black Almayn
Black Nag
Brounswycke Alman
CandleStick/Torche Bransle
Carolingian/Figured Pavan (Belle qui)
Casuelle la Nouvelle/Reale/Lauro (La Spagna)
Contentezza d’Amore
Contrapasso in Due
Cuckold’s All A Row/Hey Boys Up Go We
Drive the Cold Winter Away
Dull Sir John
Earl of Essex Alman
Earl Of Salisbury Pavan and Galliard
Female Sailor
Fine Companion
Forza d’Amore
Gathering Peascods
Geud Man of Balengieh (Geud Man, Hunt the Squirrel, New Scotch Jig)
Graccia Amorosa
Halfe Hannikin
Haste to the Wedding/Posties Jig
Hearts Ease
Heralds in Love
Hit and Miss
Hit and Miss (Daphne)
Hole in the Wall (in 3/2)
Hole in the Wall (in 6/8 variant)
Horses Branle
Hyde Park
If All the World Were Paper
Jack’s Maggot
Jenny Pluck Pears
John Tallow’s Canon (Chanconeta)
Jouyssance vous Donneray
Lady Spellor
Leggiadria d’Amore
Leoncello Vecchio
Ly Bens
Madam Sosilia Alman
Maltese Branle
Mille Ducas: Pavan and Galliarde
New Alman
New Yeeres Gift
Official Bransle
Oulde Alman
Parson’s Farewell
Passo e mezzo/Dolce Amoroso Foco
Pease Bransle/Branle sont des pois
Pepper’s Black
Petit Vriens
Picking of Sticks (Lavana/Picking of Sticks)
Prenes in Gre
Queen’s Alman
Rostiboli Gioiso (original tenor line)
Rostiboli Gioiso (alternate tune)
Rufty Tufty
Saint Martins
Saltarello “La Regina”
Scotch Cap
Scotland the Brave (Road to the Isles)
Scottish Bransle
Sellenger’s Round
Shepherd’s Holiday
So ben mi ch’ha buon tempo
Spagnolleto Nouva
(Lo) Spagnolleto
Stanes Morris
Stingo/Oyle of Barly
Strip the Willow/Angus Reel (Irish reels)
Tangle Bransle (Branle Double)
Trenchmore (Hunting of the Fox)
Turkish Bransle/Shiarazula Marazula
Upon a Summer’s Day
Villanella Balletto
Voltati in Ca Rosina
Volte (CCX)
War Bransle
Washerwomen’s Bransle