Octaves: 2-5 octaves handbells, percussion, descant recorders or violin and cello or keyboard
Composer: Malcolm C. Wilson
AGEHR Level: II
Description: A Renaissance Dance is based on Volta from Terpsichore, a
lively dance tune rooted in medieval dance song. This and
many other such tunes sprang up as dance songs to help
celebrate the movement from darkness to light at the
winter solstice - an occasion of joy and hope. This tune is
appropriate at any time of the year and is often used at
Christmas since in the 19th century, this tune was given
Christmas words: “Jesus so sweet, Jesus so mild, Jesus was
born a little child.
NOTE: The Master Score includes one copy each of the Strings/Keyboard and Recorder parts.
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