Courtly Dances (String Orchestra version)
  • Courtly Dances (String Orchestra version)
  • Courtly Dances (String Orchestra version)
  • Courtly Dances (String Orchestra version)
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Basically it is a set of three dances loosely described as Allemande, Courante and Jygg.

The style of the first one is marcato, with a touch of irony!

Movement 2 plays on the meaning of courante (running). It's in 3, as courantes were. Each instrument has an important role in keeping the music flowing. There's a bridge into the DS and the first section is repeated, leading eventually to the short coda.

Movement 3 is the hardest movement. It's in 9/8 with lots of dynamism. It also has a few modern touches. After the short (2 bars) 12/8 section, there is a Berlioz-esque dance of the witches type of fever about the music. Then DS to fine

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