- Thomas, Bernard and Jane Gingell. The Renaissance Dance Book; Dances
From the Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries. London: London Pro
Dennis Sherman: Includes bibliographic notes on dances and on music,
performance notes, discussion. Includes 4 and 5 part performing editions
(both parts and score) of the music for all dances included, which are
a sampling of many styles found in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries.
Lizbeth Langston: Gingell's step-unit descriptions are clear and easy
to work with. I find all her interpretations reasonable. There are some
errors (as in the galliard description from Negri)
and some figures reversed (as in "Leggiadra Marina").
- Thomas, Emma Lewis. "Music and Dance in Boccaccio's Time: Part
Two: Reconstruction of Danze and Balli." Dance Research Journal 10,
no. 2 (1978): 23.
- Toscanini, Walter. "Notizie E Appunti Sui Maestri Di Ballo Ebrei
Nel '400'." Il Vasari 18 (1960): 62-71.
- Toulouze, Michel publ. (author unknown). L'art Et Instruction De Bien
Dancer. Paris: Michel Toulouze, ca.1488-1496; reprint, Geneve: Minkoff,
Matt Larsen: This work is considered to be the first printed work on
dancing, with all earlier works being manuscripts, and so would have been
available to a larger audience than any previous work. Like the Brussles
Manuscript, this work includes a short discussion on steps and a list of
45 basse dances, with the music for their tenor lines. Some dances appear
in Brussels or
Moderne, as well as here. It should be noted
that the discussion of dancing and in particular the descriptions of steps
which appear here and in Brussles and Moderne are far from clear and
concise, but must be considered carefully when attempting to interpret the
steps. Given an interpretation of the steps, the actual dance choreographies
are relatively unambiguous.
- Toulouze, Michel, publ. (author unknown). L'art Et Instruction De Bien
Dancer. Edited by Richard Rastall. Translated by A. E. Lequet. Paris: Michel
Toulouze, ca.1488-1496; reprint, New York: Dance Horizons, 1971.
Matt Larsen: This is a facsimile and translation of the Tolouze MS,
with transcribed music. For the interested scholar who does not read French,
this volume is valuable for the translation of the introductory discussion
of steps, although the translation is not perfect.
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