2017-03-21

21Mar17: Completed Volume 8 – Ballets. A ballet in this time period appears to be a short, light-weight dance, usually in duple time like an allemande but sometimes triple or with triple sections. Thanks to Catherine Liddell for pointing out other instances of ballets in Ballard (1609-1622), Vallet (1616), and one in Francisque (1600), f. 31vb. Also, many thanks to John Robinson for his careful preparation of concordances and other helpful comments on the pieces in this volume. This volume, like the others, is rife with errors, but with a little imagination it is possible to suss out what was probably intended. There are so many errors in rhythm flags that at times I have not notated all of my corrections as the piece would then be hard to read. I have noted any errors in notes.

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