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    Dances is a selection of works from the heart of the repertory of dance music from the mid-15th to early 17th centuries, most of which was written and performed for the royalty and privileged classes. The pieces range from the austere “La Spagna” setting of Guglielmo to the light hearted volta, said to have been a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. The abundant melodic and rhythmic surprises illustrate the high level of musical and choreographic sophistication of the time, providing a fresh perspective on a centuries-old practice.

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    MUSICIANS
    Lucy Bardo, treble and bass viols, vielle
    Lawrence Benz, tenor and bass sackbuts, recorders, krummhorns
    Allan Dean, cornetto, recorders, krummhorns
    Ben Harms, percussion, recorders, krummhorns, bass viol, pipe-and-tabor
    David Hart, recorder, krummhorn

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Judith Sherman
    Recorded May 1981 at Christ Church United Methodist, New York
    Additional recording April 1982 at the hall of the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church,  Brooklyn, New York
    Production coordinator: Elise Keen
    LP mastered by Michele Stone, Elektra Sound Recorders
    CD pre-mastering by WCI Record Group

    Cover illustration: R.O. Belchman

    Director: Keith Holzman

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Artist Name: 
Calliope
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Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 1984 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Selected from the repertory of dance music from the mid-15th to early 17th centuries, most of these works were written and performed for the royal courts. The abundant melodic and rhythmic surprises illustrate the high level of musical and choreographic sophistication of the time, providing a fresh perspective on a centuries-old practice.

Description: 

Dances is a selection of works from the heart of the repertory of dance music from the mid-15th to early 17th centuries, most of which was written and performed for the royalty and privileged classes. The pieces range from the austere “La Spagna” setting of Guglielmo to the light hearted volta, said to have been a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. The abundant melodic and rhythmic surprises illustrate the high level of musical and choreographic sophistication of the time, providing a fresh perspective on a centuries-old practice.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Judith Sherman
Recorded May 1981 at Christ Church United Methodist, New York
Additional recording April 1982 at the hall of the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church,  Brooklyn, New York
Production coordinator: Elise Keen
LP mastered by Michele Stone, Elektra Sound Recorders
CD pre-mastering by WCI Record Group

Cover illustration: R.O. Belchman

Director: Keith Holzman

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79039

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597903928BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497102761
Price: 
12.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Lucy Bardo, treble and bass viols, vielle
Lawrence Benz, tenor and bass sackbuts, recorders, krummhorns
Allan Dean, cornetto, recorders, krummhorns
Ben Harms, percussion, recorders, krummhorns, bass viol, pipe-and-tabor
David Hart, recorder, krummhorn

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