Medieval and Renaissance Dances
Last updated: 17.12.19
For Recorders, Dancers, and Hand Drums
Paperback, 48 pages, (December 1, 2000) Usually ships within 24 hours.
Processionals, Carols, Farandoles, Branles, and Pavanes by the ancient ones that prove those folks in ruffles had a good time. So will your students. These lively period pieces will enhance school programs, complement language arts or European history units, and provide music for Renaissance Arts Fairs or Madrigal Dinners. The pieces are set for soprano recorders with optional tenor parts, hand drums, triangles or finger cymbals. Dances are easy to learn line, circle, and partner dances with clear instructions and diagrams. Pieces can be performed without dancers too. You will value the Hand Drum Tutor4 pages of exercises and tunes to help develop the two-tone hand drum technique used in the arrangements. Tunes are from England, France, Hungary, Germany, and Spain. The four carols have Latin, Middle English, and modern English lyricsperfect for expanding the scope of holiday programs. A student book containing all recorder parts in large print is included.
About the Author
Isabel McNeill Carley is an internationally recognized authority in recorder and hand drum pedagogy. She has authored more than twenty collections and teaching works in these areas featuring folk music and historically researched European Medieval and Renaissance music. She is an active presenter at educational seminars and collegiate courses across the country.