Two Terpsichorean Dances (violin and piano)
Title: Two Terpsichorean Dances
Composer: Michael Praetorius, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Printout: 3 pages
Note: Comfortably playable in first position, these voltes have some tricky renaissance rhythms and harmonies. A volte is an energetic dance popularized by Queen Elizabeth I of England, and characterized by turning leaps, or vaults, hence the name. This pair of voltes is from Praetorius’s collection of renaissance dances, Terpsichore.