Sunday, June 17, 2012

La Bourrée (Last Tunes)

I originally published this in batches, but the entire tunebook can be found here.

Here are the last three pages of the proper tunebook portion of "La Bourrée." After these, there's an extensive essay on the history of the bourrée -- it goes into François I and Catherine de Medici -- and some tutorial material on dance. All of it will be posted here. I find the illustrations from the book charming, and will do a post dedicated to them. For the tune hounds out there, Steve Mansfield is putting together an ABC file of the dots, which I'll link to when it's available.  In addition, I'll put all of these images into a PDF and post them as a permanent page. Thanks for hanging with me to this point.