Orchesography; 16th-Century French Dance from Court to Countryside, by Thoinot Arbeau. Translated by Mary Stewart Evans. With an Introduction and Notes
- ISBN: 9780486217451 | 0486217450
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 8/18/2011
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Probably the most valuable book on 16th-century dances and dance music. Describes the galliards, pavans, branles, gavottes, lavolta, basse dance, morris dance, canary, etc., with detailed instructions of steps involved. Throughout the text are references to the practices of 16th-century instrumental music, in addition to 47 dance tunes with 16th-century barring and notation. New introduction and notes by Julia Sutton. New labanotation section by Mireille Backer and Julia Sutton.