% Orchesography.abc % % Steve Mansfield March 2001 % steveATlesessionDOTcoDOTuk % % A transcription of the music in the % Renaissance dance tutor Orchesography, by Thoinot % Arbeau, first published in 1589 in Langres. % % This file is to be regarded as a 'playing edition' rather % than as a scholarly transcription: I would however % welcome notification of any typing errors to the above email % address. % % This transcription is based on two editions of the % Orchesography, one paper and one virtual. % The paper edition is Mary Stewart Evans' translation % published by Dover Books 1948 / 1967. % The Orchesography is also available online in the % original French at the wonderful Library of Congress % 'American Memory' digitisation project - at the time of % publishing this file the URL for the first page of the % Orchesography facsimile is % http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=musdi&fileName=219/musdi219.db&recNum=0&itemLink=r?ammem/musdibib:@OR(@field(AUTHOR+@band(Arbeau,+Thoinot,+1519-1595.+))+@field(OTHER+@band(Arbeau,+Thoinot,+1519-1595.+)))&linkText=0 % X: 1 T:Tabulation for the fife or arigot in the third mode M:C| L:1/8 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:BLoc GG AB cz zz|GG AB cB cd|cd cB/A/ B4| BA/B/ c/B/A/G/ A4|AG/A/ B/A/G/F/ G4|GF ED E4|ED EF G4| CB,/C/ D/C/B,/C/ DE DE|FE/F/ G/F/E/F/ ED/E/ ED/E/| ED/E/ ED/C/ D4|EDEF G4|GEFG A4|AFGA B4| BGAB cdcB|cdcB c2 cB/c/|d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ B2 BA/B/| c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/G/ A2 AG/A/|B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/F/ G4|GAGF E4| ED/E/ F/E/D/C/ D4|z2 z2 z2 z2|z2 z2 z2 z2|C4 D4| DC/D/ E/D/C/D/ E4| ED/E/ F/E/D/E/ F4|FE/F/ G/F/E/F/ G4|GF/G/ A/G/F/G/ A4| AG/A/ B/A/G/A/ B4|BA/B/ c/B/A/B/ cdcd|cdcd cd cB/c/| d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ B4|BA/B/ c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/B/| c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/G/ A4|ABAB ABAF|GABc dcBA| GABc dcBd|c8|e8|dcde dcde|dcde dcde| dc/d/ e/d/c/d/ e/d/c/d/ e/d/c/B/|c8|BA BA BA BG| A8|AG/A/ B/A/G/A/ BA/B/ cB/c/|G4 E4|E2 DC D4| CDEF Gzzz|CDEF GAGA|BGAB cdc2|B4 A4| AG/A/ B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/A/|B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/F/ G4| z4 z4|z4 z4|E8| ED/E/ F/E/D/C/ D4|GAGA BA/B/ c/B/A/B/|cB/c/ d/c/B/c/ dBcd| e8|dede dedB|cGAB cGAB|c8| cB/c/ d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/c/|A8|A2 GF G4|CDED EDEF| GF/G/ A/G/F/G/ A/G/F/G/ A/G/F/G/|ABAB AG/A/ B/A/G/A/| B8|d4 dc/d/ e/d/c/d/|eded c4|BABG A4| AG/A/ B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/A/|B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/A/ B4| B2AG A4|cBAB A4|B8|| X: 2 T:Tabulation for playing the fife or arigot in triple time M:6/4 L:1/4 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:BLoc GAB | c2c GAB | c>dc GAB | c2c B/c/d/c/B/A/ | B3 A/B/c/B/A/G/ | A3 G/A/B/A/G/F/ | G3 FED | E3 EDF | E3 EDF | E3 D/E/F/E/D/C/ | D3 C/D/E/D/C/D/ | E3 DEF | G3 F/G/A/G/F/G/ | A3 G/A/B/A/G/A/ | BA/B/c/B/ A/B/c/B/A/B/ | c3 ABc | ded edB | cdc dcd | c3 B/c/d/c/B/A/ | B3 ABc | BA/B/B A/B/c/B/A/G/ | A4 AG/A/ | B4 AB | c4 cB | d3 c/d/e/d/c/d/ | e6 | d3 cBA | B6 | z6 | z6 | E6 | F6 | ED/E/ F/E/D/E/ F/E/D/E/ | F/E/D/E/ F/E/D/E/ F/E/D/C/ | D6 | D2D CD2 | C6 | CDE DEF | GAG AGA | BcB cAB | c6 | cB/c/ d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/d/ | d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/c/ d/c/B/A/ | B3 A/B/c/B/A/B/ | c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/B/ c/B/A/G/ A4 GA | GF/G/ A/G/F/G/ A/G/F/G/ | A/G/F/G/ A/G/F/G/ A/G/F/E/ | F3 E/F/G/F/E/D/ | EFE D/E/F/E/D/C/ | D6 | E6 | c2A Bcd | c3 cBA | BAB ABG | A3 G/A/B/A/G/A/ | G6 | C6 | D6 | E6 | ED/E/ ED/E/ ED/E/ | F3 DEF | GAG EFG | ABA BAF | GAB cdB | c2A BcA | BcB ABG | A6 | AG/A/ B/A/G/A/ B/A/G/F/ | G6 | E3 DEF | E3 DC2 | c3 BAG | A6 | B2 AG A2 | (B6 | B6) || X: 3 T:Belle qui tiens va vie - Superius T:Fair one who holds my heart M:C| L:1/2 R:Pavan B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:Gdor G2 | G^F | GA | B2 | Bd | cB | BA | B2 | G2 | G^F | GA | B2 | Bd | cB | BA | B2 | B2 | AA | GG | ^F2 | D2 | E/F/ G | G^F | G2 | B2 | AA | GG | ^F2 | D2 | E/F/ G | G^F | G2 | W:Belle qui tiens ma vie W:Captive dans tes yeux W:Qui m'as l'ame ravie W:D'un souris gracieux W:Viens tot me secourir W:Ou me faudra mourir W:Viens tot me secourir W:Ou me faudra mourir X: 4 T:Belle qui tiens va vie - Contra-tenor M:C| L:1/2 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:Gdor D2 | DD | DF | F2 | FF | EF | GF | F2 | D2 | DD | DF | F2 | FF | EF | GF | F2 | F2 | FF | D_E | D2 | F2 | CD | DD | =B,2 | F2 | FF | D_E | D2 | F2 | CD | DD | D2 | X: 5 T:Belle qui tiens va vie - Tenor M:C| L:1/2 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:Gdor B,2 | B,A, | B,C | D2 | DB, | G,D | CC | D2 | B,2 | B,A, | B,C | D2 | DB, | G,D | CC | D2 | D2 | CD | B,C | A,2 | B,2 | G,B, | A,A, | G,2 | D2 | CD | B,C | A,2 | B,2 | G,B, | A,A, | G,2 | X: 6 T:Belle qui tiens va vie - Bassus M:C| L:1/2 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:Gdor G2 | GD | GF | B,2 | B,B, | CD | _EF | B,2 | G2 | GD | GF | B,2 | B,B, | CD | _EF | B,2 | B2 | FD | GC | D2 | B,2 | CG, | DD | G,2 | G2 | FD | GC | D2 | B,2 | CG, | DD | G,2 | X: 7 T:Jouyssance vous donneray T:I will give you joy M:6/4 L:1/4 R:Basse Dance P:AABBAA then retour BBAA B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesography 1589 N:alternate first bar DC DE DE Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:DDor P:A D2 D2 D2 | F2 ED C2 | F2 GE FG | A4 A2 | AG FG AB | c2 cB A2 | BA GF GE | F4 F2 | A2 G2 A2 | D4 D2 | EF GF ED | C4 C2 | cB AG FE | F2 BA GF | EDC DDC | D4 D2 :: P:B d2 d2 d2 | cB cd e2 | dc BA BG | A4 A2 | AG AB cd | e2 dc BA | BA GA BG | A4 A2 :|| X: 8 T:Tordion M:6/4 L:1/4 R:Tordion B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesography 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor BAG c>BA | GFE F>ED | BAG c>B A/G/ | G2A G2z :: GGG F/G/ A/B/ c | B>A A/G/4A/4 B3 | BBB A/B/ c/B/ A/G/ | G2A G2z :|| X: 9 T:Tordion (illustrating cadences) M:6/4 L:1/4 R:Tordion B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesography 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor BAG czA | GFE FzD | BAG czA | GGA GzG || GGG Fzc | BBA BzB | BBB AzA | GGA GzG :|| X: 10 T:La Traditore my fa morire T:Because of the traitor I die M:6/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesography 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor ddc B2A | AGG F2D | ddc B2A | GGF G2z :: AAA c2c | ccc d2d | ddc B2A | GGF G2z :| X: 11 T:Antionette M:6/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesography 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:DDor AdG A2A | ddc B2A :: ccB A>AG | GFF E2z :: DCD E>FG | AFG E2D :| X: 12 T:Baisons nous belle T:Love let us kiss M:6/4 L:1/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesography 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor FFF DzD | GGG AzA | FGA BzG | FFE FzF || X: 13 T:Si j'ayme ou non T:Whether I love or not M:6/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor AAA AzA | FGA BzB :: AGA FzG | FFE FzF :| X: 14 T:Galliard M:6/4 R:Galliard N:Transcribed as given in Orchesography N: which results in 7/4 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:DDor G/F/E E/F/ GGzG | c/B/A G/A/B czc || X: 15 T:La fatigue T:Weariness M:6/4 L:1/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor ccB AzG | FFG AzF || X: 16 T:La Milanoisse T:The girl from Milan M:6/4 L:1/4 R:Galliard N:Barlines partly editorial on SFM's part B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor z F/G/A G/F/G A/B/ | A G/F/G A/B/Az | G2 F2 zG || z G/A/B A/G/A B/c/ | B A/G/A B/c/B z | A2 G2 zF || X: 17 T:J'amerois mieulx dormir seulette T:I would rather sleep alone M:6/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor FFF FFF | GGG AzA | BBB AAA | AGA ^FzF || FGA BBA | AGG ^FzF | FGA BBA | GG^F GzG || X: 18 T:L'ennuy qui me tourmente T:The grief that tortures me M:6/4 R:Galliard B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield February 2001 K:GDor DDD FFF | FGG AzF | AAA AAG | FFE FzF || FFA AAF | AAA GzE | GGG FFD | AGF EzE || FFG AAF/F/ | A/A/AA GzE | GAG FFE/E/ | D/D/DC DzD || X: 19 T:La Volta M:6/4 L:1/4 R:volta B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:DDor DDD A2A | GGF E2D | GGF E2D | DDC D2D || X: 20 T:Coranto M:C R:Coranto N:Bar lines editorial B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:DDor ABcd | edce | dcBA | GFGG || X: 21 T:Alman M:4/4 R:Alman B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:F FF/F/ GG/G/ | A/F/G/A/ BB | Bd c>B | A/F/G/A/ FF | B/A/G/F/ B/A/G/F/ | Bd c>B | A/F/G/A/ FF || FF GG | AA BB | Bd cB | AG FF || X: 22 T:Double branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GG BB | AG FF | Bc dB | cc BB | GG BB | AG FF | BB AG | GF GG || X: 23 T:Single Branle M:C| R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GG BB | AG FB | BA BB | GG BB | AG FG | GF GG || X: 24 T:Gay Branle M:6/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GGd B2B | c2c d2d | c2B A2G | G2F G2 z || X: 25 T:Burgundian Branle M:C| R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor BB GG | AA FD | dd BB | cA G z || X: 26 T:Haut Barrois Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:F cd ef | ef cc | BB AA | BA GF || X: 27 T:Mixed Branle Cassandra M:C| R:Branle N:Flat in final bar is editorial (originally shown in Orchesography as a N:*sharp* B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:DDor c2 cc | c2 c2 | d/e/f cd | A2 A2 :: f2 dd | e2 cc | dd cd | A>B cc | f2 f2 | G/A/_B GA | D2 D2 :| X: 28 T:Pinagay Branle M:C| R:Branle N:Barring is editorial Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 K:GMix GG GG | AA Bd/c/ | Bz | GG GG | AA Bd/c/ | Bd/c/ Bd/c/ | Bz | BA GA | FG AG | BB AG | GF G2 :| X: 29 T:Mixed Branle, Charlotte M:C| L:1/4 N:Barring editorial B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GG BB | cc d2 | g z d z | cA Bc | d2 G2 :: Gd dd | cd B2 | d z c z | GA Bc | AG | d z c z | GA Bc | AG | d z e z | dc BB | AA G2 :| X: 30 T:Mixed Branle of War M:C| L:1/4 N:Barring editorial B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:DDor c/B/c/d/ cc | A2 Fc | BA GF | E2 C2 | G2 AB | c2 cc | dc cB | c2 c2 :: cc cA | cc cA | B/G/A B/G/A | GF AG | A/F/G A/F/G | FF ED | A/F/G FFE | F2 F2 || X: 31 T:Mixed Branle, Aridan M:C| L:1/4 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:C GA BB | cc BA | Gz Fz Ez :: F2 G2 | EB AG | F2 EE | FD EF | G2 E2 | GA BB | cc B2 | c z B z | AA GG | FF E2 | FG E>B | A/G/ F/F/ Ez :| X: 32 T:Branle de Poitou M:9/4 L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GMix Bcd d2d c2A | BAG GAF G2 z | X: 33 T:Scottish Branle (1) M:4/4 L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GA BG | AB c2 | cB AG | Bc d2 | df ed | cB AG | GA BG | AB c2 | cB AG | Bc d2 | cB AG | AF G2 || X: 34 T:Scottish Branle (2) M:4/4 L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor d2 de | fg fe | d2 d2 | cB A2 | d2 cB | A2 G2 | d2 de | fg fe | d2 d2 | cB AG | AF G2 || X: 35 T:Trihory M:C| L:1/8 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:BBlyd Bc d2 | d2 cc | BB cA B2 z2 || X: 36 T:Maltese Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:BBlyd B/A/B/c/ dd | cB AG/F/ | GG F2 :: B/A/B/c/ de | cd e2 | c/d/e d2 | c/d/ ed c/B/ | A/G/ B/A/ B2 || X: 37 T:Washerwoman's Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GG GG | FF B2 | cB AG | GF G2 :: Gd Bd | cB AG :: GG F2 | G2 A2 | AA AB | cB AG | GG F2 | G2 A2 | cB AG | GF G2 :| X: 38 T:Pease Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor B2 Bc | d2 dd | ed cc | d2 G2 :: GA F2 | GA BG | GA Bc | BA G2 | GA F2 | GA BG | GA Bc | BA G2 :| X: 39 T:Hermit's Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor BB BB | BB AB | cB AG | GF G2 :: GG GG | GG F2 | GG A2 | F2 D2 | GG GG | GG F2 | GG A2 | F2 D2 :| X: 40 T:Candlestick Branle T:Torch Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GA BB | A3 A | GB AG | ^F2 F2 | GA BB | A3 c | B A/G/ AA | G2 G2 :: E2 ^F2 | G2 G2 :| X: 41 T:Clog Branle M:4/4 L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor B2 B2 | c/B/A/G/ AF | GG FB | BA B2 :: c/B/A/G/ AF | c/B/A/G/ AF | Fz Fz | Fz :| X: 42 T:Horses Branle M:4/4 L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GMix GA BB | cB Ac | BA GF | E2 D2 | GA BB | cB Ac | BG AA | G2 | d c/B/ A A/B/ | c B/A/ GB | AG FG | A2 A2 | d c/B/ A A/B/ | c B/A/ GB | AG GF | G2 G2 || _B A/G/ _B A/G/ | FG A2 | DE FG | AB AG | _B A/G/ _B A/G/ | FG A2 | DE FG | G^F G2 || X: 43 T:Montarde Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle N:Second part repeated as many times as there are dancers B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor GA BG | cA BG | GG GG | FE DC | GA BG | cA BG | FG/F/ ED/C/ | CD/B,/ C z :: cd/c/ BA | BG F2 :| X: 44 T:Hay branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle N:The second part repeated until the hay is completed B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GDor zG cc | cd GG | GA BB | GB A2 | zA cc | cd GG | GB AG | AF G2 | zG cB | cd e2 | ef e d/c/ | dd c2 | zc ff | fe d2 | dd cc | BB A2 || Ad cB | cA G2 | Ad cB | cA G2 || X: 45 T:Official Branle M:C| L:1/4 R:Branle B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:C cc d/c/B/A/|G3 G|Ac cB|c2 c2 ::g>f e/f/g/e/| f>e d/e/f/d/| e>d c/d/e/c/|d>c B/c/d/B/| c>B A/B/c/A/|B>A GG| AccB|c2 c2:| X: 46 T:Gavotte M:C| L:1/4 R:Gavotte B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:CMix A>G F/G/A/B/ | c2 c2 | d/e/ f ed | c2 c2 :: BA GA | F>G AF | BA Gc | F2 F2 :| X: 47 T:Morris Dance M:C| L:1/4 R:Morris Dance N:Transcribed as in Orchesography - there is quite probably a bar missing N:in the final part B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:CMix cc cd | c4 | AF FG | E2 C2 :: AF FG | AF FG | AF FG | E2 C2 :: L:1/8 cBcd cBcd | c2AB c4 | AGAG FAGF | E2DE C4 :: AFFF AGAG | FEFG AGAG | FEFG E2DE | C4 :| X: 48 T:Canary M:C| L:1/4 R:Canary (!) B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:GMix G2 AB | G2 AB | c2 dB | A2 BG :: G2 dc | B2 cd | c2 cB | A2 AG :| X: 49 T:Spanish Pavan M:C| L:1/4 R:Pavan D:Steve Mansfield March 2001 B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 K:DDor d4 | c3 A | B2 c2 | d3 e | dB cd | e4 | e2 e2 | e3 g | f2 e2 | d3 c | df ed | c2 d2 | B2 c2 | d3 c | Bc de | d2 || X: 50 T:Buffens M:C| L:1/4 R:Buffens B:Thoinot Arbeau : Orchesographie, 1589 Z:Steve Mansfield March 2001 K:F FG AA B4 | AGAF G4 | FG AA B4 | AF GG F4 | c2 dc B4 | AG AB c4 | c2dc B4 | AF GG F4 ||