Les quatres Branles (viola duo)
Title: Les quatres Branles
Composer: Tielman Susato, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violas
Printout: 2 pages
Note: Although the title indicates four dances, there are only three sections in Susato’s rendition. A branles (also spelled bransle, branle, etc. and pronounced like “brawl”) is a Renaissance era line dance. The lively tempo and jaunty rhythm make this music ideal for festive occasions.