Dances from France and England

A CD of music for extant Baroque dance choreographies.

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Contents

Dance Title / Date Published / Choreographer / Composer

You can listen to samples (MP3) by clicking on the MP3 Sample icons.

  1. L'Allemande 1702 Pécour / Campra MP3 Sample
  2. Aimable Vainqueur 1701 Pécour / Campra
  3. La Bourée d'Achille 1700 Pécour / Colasse
  4. Gigue à deux (Gigue de Roland) 1700 Feuillet / Lully MP3 Sample
  5. La Vieille Bourée (La Petite Bourée) c1700 Anonymous
  6. The Pastorall 1713 Isaac / Paisible MP3 Sample
  7. Les Contrefaiseurs 1702 Pécour / Purcell
  8. La Royalle c1713 Pécour / Lully MP3 Sample
  9. La Bourgogne 1700 Pécour / Anonymous
  10. The Prince of Wales 1727 L'Abbé / Handel MP3 Sample
  11. Passacaille from Armide 1711/c1713 L'Abbé / Pécour / Lully
  12. Sarabande pour une femme 1700/1704 Feuillet / Pécour / Lully
  13. La Cybelline c1720 Anonymous / Firbank MP3 Sample
  14. Mrs Santlow's Menuet c1725 L'Abbé / Anonymous MP3 Sample
  15. Entrée pour une femme c1713 Pécour / Gatti
  16. Gigue pour une femme 1704 Pécour / Gatti MP3 Sample
  17. Sarabande pour un homme 1704 Pécour / Anonymous MP3 Sample

Artistic Director: Philippa Waite
Music Director: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Andrew Wilson-Dickson: Harpsichord
Emma Harrhy: Baroque Cello
Eileen Silcocks: Baroque Flute, Treble and Descant Recorders
Gillian Stevens: Viola da Gamba
Barry d'Souza: Baroque Violin

Music edited and realised by Andrew Wilson-Dickson.


Dance Notations

Notations for many of the dances are available either to download, or to purchase in facsimile editions.  Links are given below.

For links to the Library of Congress' Dance Instruction Manuals mini-site: For high quality images suitable for printing, you should download their “bitonal” (TIFF) images – you may need an external application to view these.

For links to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France/Gallica website: Unfortunately the PDFs from this site are low resolution.  The large images shown on their webpages are sometimes better quality and can be downloaded in most browsers by right-clicking and choosing "Save image as" or equivalent.  For higher resolution you can use the site's zoom function (magnifying glass icon) and select an area of the image to export.

The LM and FL catalogue numbers are from, respectively, Little & Marsh, La Danse Noble (Broude Brothers), and Francine Lancelot, La Belle Dance (Van Dieren).  These works provide further information about the dance and music sources.

1. L'Allemande
For L'Allemande (LM 1200, FL/1702.2), duet by Pécour, first published 1702.
Library of Congress: From Rameau's Abbregé de la Nouvelle Methode (c1725)
2. Aimable Vainqueur
For Aimable Vainqueur or The Louvre (LM 1180, FL/1701.1), ballroom duet by Pécour, first published 1701.
Reproduced (The Louvre) in Hilton, Dance and Music of Court and Theater.
Library of Congress: The Louvre in Weaver's Orchesography
Library of Congress: From Rameau's Abbregé de la Nouvelle Methode (c1725)
Also for Aimable Vainqueur (LM 1160, FL/1704.1/31), theatrical solo for a man by Pécour, published 1704.
Library of Congress: From the Recüeil de Dances … de Mr. Pecour (1704)
Also for Laimable Vainqueur de mr Dupont (LM 1140, FL/Ms05.1/14), male solo in manuscript source.
Manuscript held at the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra, Paris.
3. La Bourée d'Achille
For La Bourée d'Achille (LM 1480, FL/1700.2/01), ballroom duet by Pécour, first published 1700.
Library of Congress: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Pecour (1709 reprint)
BNF/Gallica: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Pecour (1700)
4. Gigue de Roland
For Gigue à deux (LM 4940, FL/1700.1/02), duet by Feuillet, first published 1700.
Library of Congress: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Feuillet (1709 reprint)
BNF/Gallica: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Feuillet (1700)
Not suitable for Gigue de Mr. Balon, male solo in manuscript source (different repeat structure).
5. La Vieille Bourée
For La Vieille Bourée or La Petite Bourée (LM 6840, FL/Ms14.1/03), anonymous duet in three manuscript sources.
6. The Pastorall
For The Pastorall (LM 6740), duet by Isaac, published c1713.
Library of Congress: The Pastorall
Also for Pastoral performed by a Gentleman (LM 6720, FL/1725.1/10), male solo by L'Abbé, published c1725.
Facsimile reprint: A New Collection of Dances, Stainer & Bell
7. Les Contrefaiseurs
For Les Contrefaiseurs (LM 2200, FL/1702.1/01), ballroom duet by Pécour, published 1702.
Library of Congress: From the Per Receüil pour l'Année 1703
Same tune with fewer repeats is used for Entrée de mr. feüillet (LM 3020, FL/Ms05.1/15), male solo in manuscript source.
Manuscript held at the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra, Paris.
8. La Royalle:
For La Royalle (LM 7560, FL/1713.2/01), ballroom duet by Pécour, first published c1713.
BNF/Gallica: From Pécour/Gaudrau's Nouveau Recüeil de Dance de Bal et celle de Ballet (c1713)
Library of Congress: From Rameau's Abbregé de la Nouvelle Methode (c1725)
9. La Bourgogne:
For La Bourgogne (LM 1560, FL/1700.2/06), ballroom duet by Pécour, first published 1700.
Library of Congress: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Pecour (1709 reprint)
BNF/Gallica: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Pecour (1700)
Library of Congress: From Rameau's Abbregé de la Nouvelle Methode (c1725)
10. The Prince of Wales:
For The Prince of Wales (LM 6980, FL/1727.1), duet by L'Abbé, published 1727.
11. Passacaille from Armide:
For A Passacaille (LM 6480, FL/1711.1/10), theatrical solo by L'Abbé, published 1711.
Library of Congress: From Pemberton's An Essay for the Further Improvement of Dancing
Google Books: From Pemberton's An Essay for the Further Improvement of Dancing
For Passacaille of Armide (LM 6520, FL/1725.1/02), theatrical duet by L'Abbé, published c1725.
Facsimile reprint: A New Collection of Dances, Stainer & Bell
For Passacaille pour une femme (LM 6560, FL/1713.2/32), theatrical solo by Pécour, published c1713.
BNF/Gallica: From Pécour/Gaudrau's Nouveau Recüeil de Dance de Bal et celle de Ballet (c1713)
12. Sarabande pour une femme:
For Sarabande pour femme (LM 7880, FL/1700.1/05), theatrical solo by Feuillet, first published 1700.
Library of Congress: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Feuillet (1709 reprint)
BNF/Gallica: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Feuillet (1700)
For Sarabande pour une femme (LM 7960, FL/1704.1/01), theatrical solo by Pécour, published 1704.
Library of Congress: From the Recüeil de Dances … de Mr. Pecour (1704)
Also for Sarabande de mr favier (LM 7720, FL/Ms17.1/05), male solo in manuscript source.
Manuscript held at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
Same tune with fewer repeats is used for Sarabande pour homme (LM 7900, FL/1700.1/06), theatrical solo by Feuillet, first published 1700.
Library of Congress: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Feuillet (1709 reprint)
BNF/Gallica: From the Recueil de Dances composées par M. Feuillet (1700)
13. La Cybelline:
For La Cybelline (LM 2400), anonymous female solo, published c1720.
14. Mrs Santlow's Menuet:
For Menuet performd' by Mrs Santlow (LM 5780, FL/1725.1/03), theatrical solo by L'Abbé, published c1725.
Facsimile reprint: A New Collection of Dances, Stainer & Bell
15. Entrée pour une femme:
For Entrée pour une femme seule (LM 4540, FL/1713.2/29), theatrical solo by Pécour, published c1713.
BNF/Gallica: From Pécour/Gaudrau's Nouveau Recüeil de Dance de Bal et celle de Ballet (c1713)
Not suitable for Loure pour deux hommes (LM 5280, FL/1704.1/27) (missing repeat).
16. Gigue pour une femme:
For Gigue pour une femme (LM 5020, FL/1704.1/06), theatrical solo by Pécour, published 1704.
Library of Congress: From the Recüeil de Dances … de Mr. Pecour (1704)
17. Sarabande pour un homme:
For Sarabande pour un homme (LM 7920, FL/1704.1/32), theatrical solo by Pécour, published 1704.
Library of Congress: From the Recüeil de Dances … de Mr. Pecour (1704)
Also for Sarabande de mr. feüillet (LM 7740, FL/Ms05.1/11), theatrical solo.
Manuscript held at the Bibliothèque-Musée de l'Opéra, Paris.