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A '''branle''' (also ''bransle'', pronounced brawl) is a [[16th century]] French [[dance]] style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed in either a line or a circle. In [[Italy]] the branle became the ''Brando'', and in [[Spain]] the ''Bran''{{ref|Dolmetsch}}. [[Brando Alta Regina]] by [[Cesare Negri]] demonstrates how widely the French and Italian dances had diverged by the begining of the [[17th century]].
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A '''branle''' (also ''bransle'', pronounced brawl) is a [[16th century]] [[France|French]] [[dance]] style which moves mainly from side to side, and is performed in either a line or a circle.
  
The only extant source for the dance steps to branles is ''[[Orchesography]]'' by [[Thoinot Arbeau]], although [[Antonius de Arena]] also makes brief mention of them. Arbeau strongly implies that the branle was a dance mainly performed by commoners.
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In [[Italy]] the branle became the ''Brando'', and in [[Spain]] the ''Bran''{{ref|Dolmetsch}}. [[Brando Alta Regina]] by [[Cesare Negri]] demonstrates how widely the French and Italian dances had diverged by the begining of the [[17th century]]. The Branle seems to have travelled to Scottland and survived for some time as the ''brail'', but in England it was rarely danced, and of over 2,000 [[lute]] pieces from England only ten were called Branle.
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The only extant source for the dance steps to the French branles is ''[[Orchesography]]'' by [[Thoinot Arbeau]], although [[Antonius de Arena]] also makes brief mention of them. Arbeau strongly implies that the branle was a dance mainly performed by commoners.
  
 
==The Branles as Musical Forms==
 
==The Branles as Musical Forms==
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#{{Note | name=Arbeau}}{{Book reference | Author=Thoinot Arbeau (trans. Mary Evans) | Title=Orchesography | Publisher=Dover | Year=1995 | ID=ISBN 0486217450}}
 
#{{Note | name=Arbeau}}{{Book reference | Author=Thoinot Arbeau (trans. Mary Evans) | Title=Orchesography | Publisher=Dover | Year=1995 | ID=ISBN 0486217450}}
 
#{{Note | name=Newgrove}}{{Book reference |  Author=Daniel Heartz | Title=New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (pp.242-245) | Publisher=Macmillan Publishers Ltd. | Year=1998 | ID=ISBN 1561592390}}
 
#{{Note | name=Newgrove}}{{Book reference |  Author=Daniel Heartz | Title=New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (pp.242-245) | Publisher=Macmillan Publishers Ltd. | Year=1998 | ID=ISBN 1561592390}}
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#[http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/~wbc/julia/index.htm Julia Craig-McFeely's thesis]
 
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[[Category: Dance]]
 
[[Category: Dance]]

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