Dances from Terpsichore


flute quartet or flute choir (optional percussion)
score and parts







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Dances from “Terpsichore” composed by Michael Prartorius
Arranged by Scott Goff and Edited by Judy Nishimura 

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) was a prolific German composer who composed more than one-thousand works during his lifetime.  Primarily known as a composer of music for the church, his harmonization of Es ist ein Ro entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming) is included in many hymnals printed today.  Of this surviving compositions, only one secular work remains, Terpsichore.  His best-known work, Terpsichore is a collection of more than 300 instrumental dances, of which nine were selected for inclusion in this volume.    Each movement is 1 to 2 minutes in duration.

1. Introduction and Courante (Stately)            2. Ballets des baccanales et des feus Ballet (Allegro)      3. Ballet (Moderately)                                    

4. Courante                                                   5. Pavane de Spaigne (Andante)                                  6. Bransle (Fast)

7. Two Courantes                                           8. Spagnoletta (Gracefully)                                          9. Bouree (Giocoso)

Scored for 4 C flutes   or for flute choir: 3 C flutes (one doubling on piccolo), alto flute or bass flute                                                                                                         optional percussion (hand drum, tambourine, triangle, low drum, finger cymbals, sticks or claves)

flute quartet or flute choir
score and parts

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