Music for the Old Measures

Introduction

A number of 16th and 17th century manuscripts document, among other things, the dances performed during the Christmas festivities at London's Inns of Court from the late 16th century and through the 17th century. The manuscripts include:

The last provides melodies for several of the dances described, and these have been used as the basis for several of the settings, below. Manuscript sources of contemporary music, transcribed or set for four parts here, include:

Printed works used as sources of contemporary music include:

The Music

For the following dances, the "old measures" which appear in the body of manuscripts listed above, extant 16th or 17th century music has been transcribed or set in four parts by Joseph Casazza or original compositions by Joseph Casazza have been made.


Last Update: August 31, 2000

Comments to: Joseph Casazza, joseph_casazza_ab75@post.harvard.edu

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