Bransle Simple et Nouvelle, from Terpsichore (string quartet)
Title: Bransle Simple et Nouvelle, from Terpsichore
Composer: Michael Praetorius, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Dances from Terpsichore are valuable for use at celebratory functions and light concerts. These three short bransles can be combined with other Renaissance and baroque dances to make a cheerful set. A bransle (variously spelled and pronounced as brawl) was a line or circle dance poplar in the 16th and 17th centuries.