A branle is a medieval dance, still done in many areas of France and Germany. It's pronounced "brawl," and is the etymological foremother of the modern word for a chaotic outbreak of fisticuffs -- which should tell you something about the dance. This branle is found on the album Du Piment Dans Le Kugelhopf - Musiques d'Alsace À Danser by the fabulous Alsatian duo, Au Gre des Vents. This is my second attempt at recording it. At first I played it as a 5/4 waltz, but Gilles, of Au Gre Des Vent, emailed me and pointed out that there's one bar in there that is in 6/4. Tricksy tune! Hopefully, I got it right this time! This was recorded for the Theme of the Month over on Mel.net.
Special thanks to Flora, the Boston Terrier, and her invaluable support.