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Belle qui tiens ma vie

2008-11-01, tags: medieval, pavane

A pavane from 1589.

From "Orchesographie", 1589, a collection of songs and dances by Thoinot Arbeau.

On this page you will find the original music, a midi file, the French text and the English translation: http://homepages.luc.edu/~avande1/belle-qui

Not only the tune itself, but also the text is ooh-so-beautiful.

I found an arrangement with a variation somewhere, and I spiced this up with some instruments: recorder, harp, bassoon and double bass.

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