This is a complete edition in seven volumes of the
collections of dances for instrumental ensemble
published by Pierre Attaingnant of Paris between 1529
and 1557. Our edition of this series, which we originally
published in the 1970s, has now been extensively revised,
and a detailed commentary provided for each volume.
All pieces are playable on recorders (ATTB or SATB),
viols (TrTTB), violin family (VnVaVaVc), shawms, cornett
and trombones, and other instrumental combinations.
All titles published as playing scores only
Cinquiesme Livre de Danceries
for four instruments. This volume consists of a large number of branles of many
different varieties, all very lively pieces