Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services gotS5 gotS5 gotS5  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Metal Gear Solid 5 Shop Now STEM Toys & Games
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 7 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Praetorius: Dances from T... has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by TampaDeals
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A few light surface scratches on disc plays perfect!
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore

12 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, December 1, 1998
"Please retry"
$14.79
$5.83 $4.19
$14.79 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore + Dances From Terpsichore, 1612 + Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore & Ot
Price for all three: $35.11

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

Michael Praetorius, German composer and observer of things musical, was one of the most important musicians of the mid-17th century. His encyclopedia of musical instruments, Syntagma Musicum, richly illustrated and annotated, has in many instances given us our only description of the bewildering variety of musical noisemaking devices in use at the time. Terpsichore, similarly, is a collection of mostly French dance music that has never ceased to inspire players and listeners. It's the source for much of what we now call "Renaissance" music, even though it actually dates from about a hundred years later, and no early-music fair or festival would be complete without it. These performances, by an appropriately costumed Dutch early-music group, have the right sense of fun, and their instrumental arrangements are both zesty and colorful. Delightful. --David Hurwitz


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Terpsichore: Ballet des coqsBertil Farnlof 2:06$0.89  Buy MP3 
  2. Terpsichore: GaillardeBertil Farnlof 1:21$0.89  Buy MP3 
  3. Terpsichore: GaillardeBertil Farnlof 1:35$0.89  Buy MP3 
  4. Terpsichore: Ballet du RoyBertil Farnlof 2:09$0.89  Buy MP3 
  5. Terpsichore: BalletBertil Farnlof 2:04$0.89  Buy MP3 
  6. Terpsichore: BalletBertil Farnlof 2:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
  7. Terpsichore: a. Ballet des Baccanales b. Ballet des feus c. Ballet des MatelotzBertil Farnlof 3:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
  8. La, la, la, je ne l'ose direLena Hellstrom-Farnlof 2:03$0.89  Buy MP3 
  9. Terpsichore: Bransle simple 1 (La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire)Bertil Farnlof 1:43$0.89  Buy MP3 
10. Terpsichore: Bransle Double 3Bertil Farnlof 1:42$0.89  Buy MP3 
11. Terpsichore: a. Bransle Gay 1 b. Bransle de MontirandeBertil Farnlof 2:35$0.89  Buy MP3 
12. Terpsichore: Bransle de la TorcheBertil Farnlof 2:14$0.89  Buy MP3 
13. La BoreeBertil Farnlof 1:48$0.89  Buy MP3 
14. Terpsichore: La BoureeBertil Farnlof 2:30$0.89  Buy MP3 
15. Terpsichore: Pavane de SpaigneBertil Farnlof 3:36$0.89  Buy MP3 
16. Terpsichore: SpagnolettaBertil Farnlof0:56$0.89  Buy MP3 
17. Terpsichore: La CanarieBertil Farnlof 2:35$0.89  Buy MP3 
18. So ben mi ch'ha bon tempoBertil Farnlof 2:47$0.89  Buy MP3 
19. Terpsichore: Courante (So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo)Bertil Farnlof0:50$0.89  Buy MP3 
20. Terpsichore: CouranteBertil Farnlof 2:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
21. Terpsichore: a. Courante b. Courante c. CouranteBertil Farnlof 2:35$0.89  Buy MP3 
22. Terpsichore: CouranteBertil Farnlof 1:39$0.89  Buy MP3 
23. Terpsichore: Courante La MoulineBertil Farnlof 1:22$0.89  Buy MP3 
24. Terpsichore: VolteBertil Farnlof 1:34$0.89  Buy MP3 
25. Terpsichore: VolteBertil Farnlof 1:00$0.89  Buy MP3 
26. Terpsichore: a. Volte b. Volte c. VolteBertil Farnlof 3:02$0.89  Buy MP3 
27. Terpsichore: VolteBertil Farnlof 1:20$0.89  Buy MP3 
28. Terpsichore: VolteBertil Farnlof 1:31$0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Composer: Michael Praetorius
  • Audio CD (December 1, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00000FY7N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,026 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By S. Guy on July 14, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This selection of music from Praetorius' Terpsichore (a small selection from over 300 individual pieces) is very enjoyable. It spans several different styles from few instruments to the whole kit and kaboodle, and voice. You can tell they had fun in those days. I keep this one in my car and listen to it over and over from start to finish, never needing to skip a track. If you are interested in Renaissance music, this is your ticket; and the price is right.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By John Austin VINE VOICE on April 8, 2004
Format: Audio CD
What we call Renaissance Dance Music has enjoyed increasing popularity in recent decades. No self-respecting record catalogue can afford to be without it. Naxos offers this 57-minute CD, comprising 28 items from Michael Praetorius's collection "Terpsichore" of 1612. Nowhere in the published collection was instrumentation specified, hence modern groups such as this have fun "setting" each piece for the combinations of period instruments they play. Sometimes some fancy percussion is added to help point the dance rhythms.
Good fun, variety, and versatility are to be heard in the work of this fine Swedish ensemble, marred slightly by a narrow recording spectrum that lacks high and low frequencies. A reproduction of "The Peasant Dance" by Pieter Breugel the Elder adorns the front cover.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kolakowski on December 6, 2000
Format: Audio CD
If "early" or "renaissance" music appeals to you, Praetorius' Dances from Terpsichore should be a keystone of your collection. The melodies are lively, the gaiety is palpable. The performances on this disc are indeed spirited, with a nice balance between foot-pounding numbers and more stately melodies. Some selections include vocals (mainly in old French), which are entrancing. Even if this period of music isn't quite your favorite, this super-cheap disc definitely is worth a try; you may even change your tastes as a result of hearing it. By the way, Mr. Hurwitz' review has one error: the main performers are Swedish, not Dutch, and they are joined by a Swiss group on several tracks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eileen O'Brien on January 11, 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have been a Praetorius fan since 1965 when I was a teenager, and I will always buy recordings featuring his music. I've had to re-order this particular CD again because I wore a hole in it playing it in the car, at home, hotel rooms, you name it. This CD is a lot of fun. One can dance to the tunes, hum along, and just kick back and relax ... not recommended when driving a car, however. Praetorius was also a "serious" religious musician, and this is a nice, secular change from his heavier stuff. Highly recommended!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Viberg on September 21, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore is a recording under direction of Bertin Färnlöf whom leads the Ensemble Bourrasque and the amazing soprano Lena Hellström Färnlöf on this Naxos recording from 1997. The booklet is all in Swedish and the well written liner noted are written by the conductor himself. It contains a list of who plays what and this is very intersting to see what instruments were used during the time when Praetorious was composing. Highly recommended. 5/5.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Jamison VINE VOICE on February 23, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This music is not just beautiful but also serves as a great period piece that can be used in class to set a mood. This is clearly secular and contrasts nicely with other music that is religious to show that all people's minds were not just on the heavens -- but were also, at least occasionally, on earth as well. This is music that is light and lifts the spirit --then I am sure as well as now. Play this for students and they will like it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore
This item: Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore
Price: $14.79
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop