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Saturday, January 21, 2017 Permalink

The Pavane Connection

Dancing the pavane in a Renaissance court


You may not know how to do it—almost nobody does these days—but you’ve most likely heard of it, even though 500 years have passed since it first hit the dance floor.

In the next hour, the pavane, from 16th century France to modern-day America.

Title Group/Artist Catalog # UPC
Delibes [for music from Le Roi S'Amuse] Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Davis RPO Records 204492-201 723721425555
Music for Brass Ensemble, [for Gervaise: Pavanne d'Angleterre] Stockholm Philharmonic Brass Ensemble BIS BIS-CD-223 7318590002230
Marais: Pieces de viole du second livre Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, Ensemble BIS BIS-CD-909 7318590009093
Fantasies, Ayres & Dances [for “Sacred End Pavin”] Julian Bream Consort RCA Victor 09026 61590 2 090266159024
Danzas Del Renacimiento [for Pisador: Pavana] Pro Musica Hispaniarum Hispavox CDM 5 65726 2 [none]
Louis Couperin: Suites & Pavan [for Pavane in F-sharp Minor] Gustav Leonhardt Harmonia Mundi GD 77058 0035627705823
Purcell: Fantazias [for Pavan for 3 Violins in G minor] London Baroque BIS BIS-CD-1165 7318590011652
Marais: Pieces de viole du second livre Markku Luolajan-Mikkola & Ensemble BIS-CD-909 7318590009093
Arbeau: Orchesographie New York Renaissance Band Arabesque Z6514 026724065149
Faure: Requiem, Pavane, etc. English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Ledger EMI Classics 7243 5 73028 2 1 724357302821
Complete Works for Solo Piano [for Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte] Jean-Yves Thibaudet Decca 433 515-2 0028942586024
Ravel Orchestral Works [for Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte] Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink Newton Classics NC8802068 8718247710683
Peter Warlock [for Capriol Suite] The London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople Arte Nova ANO 378680 723721241254
Poulenc: Piano Music, Volume 3 Pascal Roge Decca 460329-2 028946032923
British Symphonic Collection [for Vaughan Williams: Job – A Masque for Dancing] Munich Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Bostock Membran 233316 885150333167
Britten: Collector's Edition Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Takuo Yuasa. EMI Classics 2175262 5099921752629
American Album [for Gould: Symphonette No. 2] St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin RCA Red Seal 60778-2-RC 090266077823
Orbon, Villa-Lobos, etc Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Eduardo Mata Dorian DOR-90179 053479017925

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