Courante, from Terpsichore (intermediate strings)
Title: Courante, from Terpsichore
Composer: Michael Praetorius, arr. David Gable
Key: C Major
Tempo: Con moto
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Violin 3/Viola; ; Cello/Bass
Printout: 8 pages, including score and parts
Notes: This lively baroque dance is one of Praetorius’ best-known and most beloved pieces. It is notable in that every part, even the inner voices, has melodic and rhythmic interest.