Les quatres Branles, from Danserye (viola cello duo)
Title: Les quatres Branles, from Danserye
Composer: Tielman Susato, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Viola and Cello
Printout: 2 pages
Note: This is a cheerful dance from Danserye, Susato’s remarkable collection of traditional dances published in 1551. It’s length makes it ideal for times when you may need to stop at any moment, and it can be extended by means of da capos. A bransle (one of many spelling variants) is a line dance in which the dancers swayed from side to side.