Sunday, March 21, 2010

Royal Estampie no. 4 (from Chansonnier du Roy, Songbook of the King)

Anonymous composer
Date of composition: Late 13th century
Middle Ages instrumental music
7 sections (called punctas)
Instrumentation: drum, shawms, pipe, rebec, vielles
Meter: 3/4
Tempo: Moderato
Two endings in each section: open and closed.
Narrow melodic range
Chansonnier du Roy was a late 13th century compilation of troubadour and trouvere dances.

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