A Partial Bibliography of Periodical Articles Relating to SCA Period Dance

Compiled by Messer Sion Andreas o Wynedd

[ This article appeared in volume 2 of the Letter of Dance. ]

These articles have been gleaned from various journals on early music and musicology. These are usually not how- tos, in the sense that our modern SCA manuals or the period treatises are, but they are of great use to the reconstructor or really to anyone dealing with a proper presentation of pre-Baroque dance. The journals reviewed for this article are:

Acta Musicologica, The American Recorder, Annales musicologiques, La Bibliofilia, Dance Chronicle, Dance History Research (monograph), Dance Research Journal, Early Music, Fifteenth Century Studies, Journal of Musicology, Journal of the Lute Society of America, Music and Letters, Revue de musicologie, Rivista italiana di musicologia, Rivista musicale Italiana, Romania, Sixteenth Century Journal, Studi musicali, Studia musicologica, Studies in Dance History, Studies in Music, Studies in the Renaissance, Theatre Journal.

Ashley, Judith. "Mediaeval Christmas carols". Music and Letters: v. 5 (1924) p. 55.

Speaks a little about dance to carols.

Barker, E. Phillips. "Master Thoinot's fancy". Music and Letters: v. 11 (1930) p. 383.

Introduction to Arbeau when Beaumont was the only version available in English.

Bianchi, Dante. "Un tratto inedito di Domenico da Piacenza". La Bibliofilia: v. 65 (1963) p. 109.

Bad transcription of the ms.

Brainard, Ingrid. "Bassedance, Bassedanza, and Ballo in the Fifteenth Century". Dance History Research: p. 64.

Brainard, Ingrid. "Mesura et arte del danzare: the Guglielmo Ebreo conference at Pesaro, July 1987". Dance Chronicle: v. 11 (1988) no. 1 p. 116.

How the professionals do it.

Brainard, Ingrid. "The Role of the dancing master in fifteenth century courtly society". Fifteenth Century Studies: v. 2 (1979) p. 21.

Persona tips, anyone?

Brainard, Ingrid. "Translating Cornazzano". Dance Chronicle: v. 7 (1984) no. 1 p. 107.

Review of Inglehearn book. Comments on John Forrest's "Here we come a fossiling". Dance Research Journal: v. 17 (1985) no. 1 p. 34. Replies concerning Morris dance article.

Corti, Gino. "Cinque balli toscani del Cinquecento". Rivista italiana di musicologia: v. 12 (1977) no. 1 p. 73.

Typesettings of 2 Florentine dance mss.

Crane, Frederick. "The derivation of some fifteenth century basse-dance tunes". Acta musicologica: v. 37 (1965) p. 179.

Crane, Frederick. "On performing los estampies". Early Music: v.7 (1979) p. 25.

Concerns musical performance.

Cutts, John P. "Jacobean masque and stage music". Music and Letters: v. 35 (1954) p. 185.

Catalogue and commentary.

Diserti, Benvenuto. "Un'aria di danza a ritmo ambiguo in un affresco del Cinquecento". Rivista musicale Italiana: v. 64 (1940) p. 31.

A dance tune in a painting reconstructed in perfect and imperfect time.

Domkos, P. P. "Der moriskentanz in Europa und in der Ungarischen tradition". Studia musicologica: v. 10 (1968) p. 229.

Ferrari-Barassi, Elena. "La tradizione della moresca e uno sconosciuto ballo del Cinque-Seicento". Rivista italiana di musicologia: v. 5 (1970) p. 37.

Feves, Angene. "Fabritio Caroso and the changing shape of the dance, 1550-1600". Dance Chronicle: v. 14 (1991) no. 2/3 p. 159.

Important article. Read!

Feves, Angene. "Trying to discover the Renaissance dancing body". Dance Chronicle: v. 12 (1989) no. 3 p. 386.

Review of the Franko book.

Flavy, Zoltan. "Middle-East European court music (11th-16th centuries): a preliminary survey". Studia musicologica: v. 29 (1987)

Fojtik, K. "Musik, tanz und gesang in den Tschechischen urjunden des 16 jahrhunderts". Studia musicologica: v. 13 (1971) p. 101.

Forrest, John. "Here we go a fossiling". Dance Research Journal: v. 17 (1985) no. 1 p. 27.

About Morris dancing.

Franko, Mark. "Repeatability, reconstruction and beyond". Theatre Journal: v. 41 (1989) March p. 56.

Of some little use for philosophy of reconstruction.

Gallo, F. Alberto. "Il `ballare Lombardo' circa 1435-1475". Studi muscali: v. 8 (1979) p. 61.

Gallo, F. Alberto. "L'autobiographia artistica di Giovanni Ambrosio (Guglielmo Ebreo) da Pesaro". Studi muscali: v. 12 (1983) p. 189.

Gallop, Rodney. "The folk music of Portugal, parts 1 and 2". Music and Letters: v. 14 (1933) pp. 222 and 343.

Mentions dance tangentially; an interesting jump-off point for study.

Glass, Judy and Ian Gatis. "What did Prince Henry do with his feet on Sunday 19 August 1604?". Early Music: v. 14 (1986) p. 199.

Answer? We don't know, but what lengths we go to to make sure of this.

Heartz, Daniel. "The basse dance: its evolution circa 1450 to 1550". Annales musicologiques: v.6 p. 287.

Hoerburger, Felix. "Dance and dance music of the 16th century and their relations to folk dance and folk music." Studia musicologica: v. 7 (1965) p. 79.

Hooton, Marilyn. "Music and dance in Elizabethan life". The American Recorder: v. 15 (1974) November p. 188.

Inglehearn, Madeleine. "Swedish sword dances in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries". Early Music: v. 14 (1986) p. 367.

Jones, Pamela. "Spectacle in Milan: Cesare Negri's torch dances". Early music: v. 14 (1986) p. 182.

Kemp, Walter. "`Votre trey dowce:' a duo for dancing". Music and Letters: v. 60 (1979) p. 37.

Was this a basse danse from the court of Henry VII?

Kesckes, Andras. "Fresh data to 16th century dance-music (almande de Vngrie)". Studia musicologica: v. 17 (1975) p. 283.

Kurti, Laszlo. "The ungaresca and heyduck music and dance tradition of Renaissance Europe". Sixteenth century journal: v. 14 (183) no. 1 p. 63.

Good article on Hungarian dance.

Lawrence W. J. "Notes on a collection of masque music". Music and Letters: v. 3 (1922) p. 49.

Little, Meredith. "Recent research in European dance 1400-1800". Early Music: v. 14 (1986) p. 4.

Major John M. "The moralization of the dance in Elyot's `Governor'". Studies in the Renaissance: v.8 (1958) p.27.

Mark, Jeffery. "The Jonsonian masque". Music and Letters: v. 3 (1922) p. 358.

Marrocco, William Thomas and Marie-Laure Marveille. "Antonius Arena: master of law and dance of the Renaissance". Studi muscali: v. 18 (1989) p. 19.

Marrocco, William Thomas. "Fifteenth century ballo and bassadanza: a survey". Studi muscali: v.10 (1981) p.31.

Marrocco, William Thomas. "Music and dance in Boccaccio's time: part one: fact and speculation". Dance Research Journal: v. 10 (1978) no. 2 p. 19.

Martin, Gyorgy. "Die bransles von Arbeau und die osteuropaischen kettentanze". Studia musicologica: v. 15 (1973) p. 101.

Martin, Gyorgy. "The relationship between melodies and dance types in the volume VI of Corpus musicae popularis Hungaricae". Studia musicologica: v. 14 (1972) p. 93.

Martin, Gyorgy. "Weapon dance melodies and rhythmic multiplicity". Studia musicologica: v. 21 (1979) p. 79.

Mazzi, C. "Il `Libro dell'arte del danzare' di Antonio Cornazano". La Bibliofilia: v. 17 (1915-16) p. 1.

Transcription of the ms.

Mazzi, C. "Una sconosciuta compilatzione di un libro Quattrocentistico di balli". La Bibliofilia: v. 16 (1914-15) p. 185.

McGee, Timothy J. "Dancing masters and the Medici court in the Fifteenth century." Studi muscali: v. 17 (1988) p. 201.

Includes several letters by Guglielmo.

McGee, Timothy J. "Medieval dances: matching the repertory with Grocheio's descriptions". Journal of Musicology: v. 7 (1989) Fall p. 498.

Notes on instrumental as well as vocal dance forms.

Melica, Ada. "Guglielmo Ebreo da Pesaro: maestro di ballo del Quatrocento". Studia musicologica: v. 29 (1959) p. 51.

Meyer, Christine. "Musique et danse a Nuremburg au debut du XVIe siecle". Revue de musicologie: v. 67 (1981) p. 61.

Includes typeset text of the Nuremburg ms., previously thought unavailable.

Meylan, Raymond. "Recherche de parentes parmi les basse danses du Quinzieme siecle". Acta musicologica: v. 38 (1966) no. 1 p. 46.

Mullally, Robert. "French social dances from Italy, 1528-9." Music and Letters: v. 65 (1984) p. 41.

Interesting comments, especially on integrating dance into feasts and other entertainments.

Mullally, Robert. "Chancon de carole". Acta musicologica: v. 58 (1986) p. 224.

Neville, Jennifer. "The Italian ballo as described in Fifteenth century dance treatises". Studies in Music: n. 18 (1984) p. 38.

Overview from Australia.

Newman, Joel. "Galliard rhythms: a study outline". American Recorder: v. 9 (1968) Summer p. 76.

O'Dette, Paul. "The rhythmic structure of Italian galliards". Journal of the Lute Society of America: v.23 (1988) p6.

Pescarelli, Beatrice. "Uno sconsciuta redazione del tratto di danza di Guglielmo Ebreo".

Rivista italiana di musicologia: v. 9 (1974) p. 48.

Pugliese, Patri J. "Why not Dolmetsch?". Dance research journal: v. 13 (1981) no. 2 p. 21.

Shazam! Dolmetsch down in flames.

Reichart, Sarah. "Music for the Renaissance allemande". Dance Chronicle: v. 8 (1985) no. 3/4 p. 24.

Rimmer, Joan. "Allemande, balleto and tanz". Music and letters: v. 70 (1989) p. 226.

Part book review, part how-I-would-have-done-this-better.

Robertson, Daniel. "Anyone for the galliard?" Early music: v. 2 (1974) p. 83. Rooley, Anthony. "Dance and dance music of the Sixteenth century". Early Music: v. 2 (1974) p. 79.

Sabol, Andrew J. "New documents on Shirley's masque `The Triumph of Peace'". Music and Letters: v. 47 (1966) p. 10.

Intriguing notes of the best-documented of all masques.

Schwaandt, Erich. "Translating Caroso". Dance Chronicle: v. 10 (1987) no. 2 p. 230.

Review of the Sutton translation.

Schwartz, Anne. "The Polish folk mazurka". Studia musicologica: v. 17 (1975) p. 249.

Maintains that the mazurka dates to the 16th century; does not support the contention.

Slim, H. Colin. "Mary Magdalene, musician and dancer". Early Music: v. 8 (1980) p. 460.

Smith, A. William. "References to dance in Fifteenth century sacre rappresentazione". Dance Research Journal: v. 23 (1991) no. 1 p. 17.

Southern, Eileen. "Some keyboard basse dances of the Fifteenth century". Acta musicologica: v.35 (1963) p.114.

Sparti, Barbara. "Music and choreography in the reconstruction of Fifteenth century balli: another look at Domenico's Verceppe". Fifteenth century studies: v. 10 (1984) p. 177.

Intriguing! Looking for copyist's errors.

Suppan, W. "A collection of European dances: Breslau 1555". Studia musicologica: v. 7 (1965) p. 165.

Sutton, Julia. "The minuet: an elegant phoenix". Dance Chronicle: v. 8 (1985) no. 3/4 p. 119.

Good article on the derivation of dances.

Sutton, Julia. "Reconstruction of Sixteenth century dances". Dance History Research: p. 56.

Sutton, Julia. "Triple pavans: clues to some mysteries in Sixteenth century dance". Early Music: v. 14 (1986) p. 175.

Thomas, Emma Lewis. "Music and dance in Boccaccio's time: part two: reconstruction of danze and balli". Dance Research Journal: v. 10 (1978) no. 2 p. 23.

Van Winkle Keller, Kate and Genevieve Shimer. "The Playford ball: 103 early country dances 1651-1820 as interpreted by Cecil Sharp and his followers". Studies in Dance History: v. 1 no. 2 p. 1.

Same text as the book of the same name.

Verrier, Paul. "La plus vielle citation de carole". Romania: v. 58 (1932) p. 380.

Walls, Peter. "Common Sixteenth century dance forms". Early Music: v. 2 (1974) p. 164.

Ward, John M. "The English measure". Early Music: v. 14 (1986) p. 15.

What is this "measure" anyhow?

Ward, John M. "The manner of dauncynge". Early Music: v. 4 (1976) p. 127.

Ward, John M. "Newly devis'd measures for Jacobean masques". Acta musicologica: v. 60 (1988) p. 111.

Has some pages facsim'ed from the Stockholm ballet ms (early 1600's). Very useful for masque work.

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