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Early Music @ 1 - Tuesday 28th April

Early Music @ 1 - Tuesday 28th April

In today's video Lizzie Gutteridge teaches you the steps to three Renaissance dances, perfect indoor exercise for this rainy day!  The first piece is a pavan called "Belle qui tiens ma vie", the second a galliard called "La Traditore my fa morire" and the third piece is a bransle called "Branle des Pois". All three pieces are found in Arbeau's Orchesography, a famous collection of Renaissance dance melodies and accompanying dance steps. There are more videos on Lizzie's Youtube channel if you're inspired and would like to dance some more!
Lizzie has studied with some of the country’s leading Renaissance wind players at Cambridge and Dartington summer schools and at Guildhall. She plays a wide range of historical instruments, including shawms, bagpipes, recorders, curtals and fiddles. Lizzie performs up and down the country, in and out of historical costume, as a member of Blondel and The York Waits. Follow Lizzie on Facebook or have a look at her website to find out about upcoming performances, or listen to more recordings on Youtube!
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Polly Brown - April 29, 2020

Really enjoyed these 2 pieces of music. Love the way Lizzie has layered up the instruments to give a lovely rich sound. Thank you.

Ariane Emmanouil - April 29, 2020

The melody of Arbeau was used by Paul Gerhard for the Lutheran hymn “Befiehl du deine Wege” first published in 1653 and still sung at present in Lutheran Church services. It has been translated into Danish from a Norwegian translation and then adopted into the Danish hymn book of Roskilde.

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