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Bibliography & Credits

Selected Dance Sources:
Notation and Manuals

Selected Dance Sources: Notation and Manuals

Behr, Samuel Rudolph. L'art de bien danser, oder: die Kunst wohl zu Tantzen. Liepzig, 1713.

_____. Wohlgegründete Tantz-Kunst. Leipzig, 1709.

Bonin, Louis. Die neuste Art zur galanten und theatralischen Tantz-Kunst. Frankfurt, Leipzig, 1711.

Dufort, Giovanni Battista; Trattato del ballo nobile. Napoli, 1728. Access online at Library of Congress.

Feuillet, Raoul Auger. Chorégraphie, ou l'art de décrire la dance. Published with Recueil de dances, composées par M. Feuillet and Recüeil de dances, composées par M. Pecour. Paris, 1700. Access online at Library of Congress.

Translated by John Weaver as Orchesography or the Art of Dancing. London: 1706. Access online at Library of Congress. Facsimile also included in Richard Ralph's The Life and Works of John Weaver. New York: Dance Horizons, 1985.

_____. Recueil de Contredances. Paris: 1706; New York: Broude Brothers, 1968. Facsimile. Access online at Library of Congress.

Translated by John Essex as For the Furthur [sic] Improvement of Dancing…Translated from the French of Monsr. Feuillet…by John Essex dancing master. London, 1710. Access online at Library of Congress.

–––––. “Traité de la Cadance” in Recüeil de dances…de Mr. Pecour. Paris, 1704; reprint Westmead: Gregg International, 1972.

Translated by John Weaver as A Small Treatise of Time and Cadence in Dancing. London, 1706; Facsimile reprint in Richard Ralph's The Life and Works of John Weaver. New York: Dance Horizons, 1985.

–––––. Ve Recueil de Danses de Bal pour l'année 1707. Paris, l'auteur, 1706.

Gaudrau, Michel. Nouveau recüeil de dance de bal et celle de ballet…de la composition de Mr. Pecour. Paris, [1713].

Lorin, André. Livre de contredance présenté au roy [c. 1685], manuscript; and Livre de la contredance du Roy (1688), manuscript.

Minguet é Irol, Pablo. Arte de danzar a la francesa. Madrid, 1737?. Access online at Library of Congress.

Marsh, Carol G. and Rebecca Harris-Warrick. Musical Theatre at the Court of Louis XIV, Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos. Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Includes facsimile of the Favier notation.

Rameau, Pierre. Le Maître à Danser. Paris, 1725; New York: Broude Brothers, 1967. Facsimile. Access online at the Library of Congress (1748 edition).

Translated by John Essex as The Dancing-Master: or, The Art of Dancing. London, 1728. Access online at the Library of Congress.

_____. Abbregé de la nouvelle methode. Paris, 1725?. Access online at the Library of Congress.

Taubert, Gottfried. Rechtschaffener Tantzmeister. Leipzig, 1717.

Tomlinson, Kellom. The Art of Dancing. London, 1735; England: Gregg International Publishers Limited, 1970. Access online at the Library of Congress.

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Period Sources Cited or Referenced

Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie. Langres, 1589. Access online at Library of Congress. Trans. Mary Stewart Evans, reprinted with new introduction and notes by Julia Sutton. New York: Dover, 1967.

Benserade, Isaac de. Ballet royal de la Nuict. Paris: Ballard, 1653. Access the Livret online at Gallica, digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF). Note: I recommend using Safari to access this source.

Cambefort, Jean de. Ballet Royal de la Nuict. Philidor, Ms., 1690. Access the Score (incomplete) online at Gallica, digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF). Note: I recommend using Safari to access this source.

Dictionnaire de l'Académie française. First Edition. 1694. Access the search page online.

Lauze, F. de. Apologies de la danse. [s.l.]: 1623. Facs. reprint with English translation and commentary by Joan Wildeblood, London: Frederick Muller, 1952.

Locke, John. Some Thoughts concerning Education. London: A. & J. Churchill, 1692/3, Part IV, Section 67. Access online text at Internet History Sourcebooks Project.

Mersenne, Marin. L'Harmonie universelle. Paris: S. Cramoisy, 1636. Facsimile, Paris: C.N.R.S., 1965.

Playford, John. The Dancing Master. London: John Playford, 1651. Reprint of 1933 edition by Hugh Mellor with modern music notation by Leslie Bridgewater, London: Dance Books Ltd., 1984.

Modern Sources Cited or Referenced

Keller, Kate Van Winkle and Charles Cyril Hendrickson. George Washington - A Biography in Social Dance. Sandy Hook, CT: Hendrickson Group, 1998.

Keller, Robert M. The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium. Access online Compendium.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. 2nd edition. London: Oxford University Press, 2001. Access available in print or as Grove Music Online by individual or institution subscription.

The New Grove Dictionary of Opera. Edited by Stanley Sadie. London: Oxford University Press, 1992. Access available in print or as Grove Music Online by individual or institution subscription.

The New Harvard Dictionary of Music. Edited by Don Randel. Cambridge, MA and London, England: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1986.

Semmens, Richard. "Branles, Gavottes and Contredanses in the Later Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries" in Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research. Edinburgh University Press, 1997.

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Inventories

Lancelot, Francine. La Belle Dance: Catalogue Raisonné des Chorégraphies Françaises en Notation Feuillet. Paris: Van Dieren Éditeur, 1996.

Little, Meredith Ellis and Carol G. Marsh. La Danse Noble: An Inventory of Dances and Sources. Williamstown, New York, Nabburg: Broude Brothers Ltd., 1992.

Schwartz, Judith L. and Christena L. Schlundt. French Court Dance and Dance Music: A Guide to Primary Source Writings, 1643-1789. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1987.

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Credits & Copyrights

Website Design and Content - ©2007 by Paige Whitley-Bauguess

Notation and Dancing Manual Graphics have been prepared from public domain sources as well as sources no longer under copyright.

Acknowledgements for The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium. "In publishing this database, it is my hope that dance teachers, scholars and musicians will use these original sources as the basis for interpreting more dances and music for the English Country Dance repertory...The database is copyrighted by the Country Dance and Song Society. Individual records, with images, may be downloaded from the web-site for personal or scholarly use. Permission to reproduce or publish, either in print/hard-copy, electronically or on the Internet should be requested from the Country Dance and Song Society."

DICTIONNAIRE DE L'ACADÉMIE FRANÇAISE
"As part of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française Database Project directed by R. Wooldridge & I. Leroy-Turcan, the ARTFL Project, University of Chicago, has collaborated to perform data capture, required editing, and development of a search engine for several editions of the Dictionnaire de l'Académie française."

Gallica, digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF), "makes it possible to find sources that are rare, unusual, out-of-print, or difficult, if not impossible, to access. These materials are royalty-free and available free of charge when used strictly for private purposes."

Internet History Sourcebooks Project "is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use."

Library of Congress Dancing Manual Collection Home
"The mission of the Library of Congress is to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The goal of the Library's National Digital Library Program is to offer broad public access to a wide range of historical and cultural documents as a contribution to education and lifelong learning."

 

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