Shepherds’ Dance from “Danserye” (violin duo)
Title: Shepherds’ Dance, from Danserye (1551)
Composer: Tielman Susato, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Two Violins
Printout: 4 pages
Note: Danserye is Tielman Susato’s magnum opus, and a major source of renaissance dance music. This “shafertanz” has great appeal to listeners of all stripes. It is light and cheerful, and it has enough idiosyncratic twists and turns to maintain interest for both audience and musicians.