Il ballarino di M. Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta, diuiso in due trattati: nel primo de' quali si dimostra la diuersità de i nomi, che si danno à gli atti; & mouimenti, che interuengons ne i balli: & con molte regole si dichiara come debbano farsi. Nel secondo s'insegnano diuerse sorti di balli, & balletti sì all' vso d'Italia, come à quello di Francia, & Spagna. Ornato di molte figure. Et con l'intauolatura di liuto nella sonata di ciascun ballo, & il soprano della musica alla maggior parte di essi. Opera nuouamente mandata in luce ...

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Appresso Francesco Ziletti, 1581 - Dance - 184 pages
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This manual is one of the most important documents detailing late-Renaissance Italian court dance. Dancing master Fabritio Caroso (died 1605) describes fifty-four steps, provides rules for style and etiquette, and contains specific choreographies for eighty dances, most of which are designed for one couple. Many dances are preceded by full-page illustrations and each dance is provided with appropriate music notated in Italian lute tablature. Fabritio Caroso is also the author of an additional dance manual, Nobiltà di dame (1600; 1605).
 

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One of the few essential reference works for the study of 16th century dance and the music behind it.
The file appears to be complete, but it is made from a microfilm, rather than from a copy of
the original or a printed facsimile, so the quality is not good. Some letters and musical notes are only marginally legible. 

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