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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.
 
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.
  
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 [[Scotland]] 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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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 beginning of the [[17th century]]. The Branle seems to have travelled to [[Scotland]] 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.
  
 
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 [[commoner]]s.
 
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 [[commoner]]s.
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==Branles not mentioned by Arbeau==
 
==Branles not mentioned by Arbeau==
  
===Branle de =
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===Branle de Montirand齽=
  
The Branle de to be related to the [[Haut Barrois Branle]], which Arbeau says was ''arranged on the tune of a Branle of Montierandal'' (probably Montier-en-Der). This is danced in duple time, and as described by Arbeau has a similar structure to the Double Branle. Settings for this appear in both [[Le d'] by Antoine Francisque and [[Terpsichore (book)|Terpsichore]] by [[Michael Praetorius]].
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The Branle de Montirand頡ppears to be related to the [[Haut Barrois Branle]], which Arbeau says was ''arranged on the tune of a Branle of Montierandal'' (probably Montier-en-Der). This is danced in duple time, and as described by Arbeau has a similar structure to the Double Branle. Settings for this appear in both [[Le Tr鳯r d'] by Antoine Francisque and [[Terpsichore (book)|Terpsichore]] by [[Michael Praetorius]].
  
 
===Branles de village===
 
===Branles de village===

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