Pitchperfect week 18: “Horse’s Bransle” (Renaissance mandolin)
Hello everyone! 🎶 Today I have a fun little Renaissance dance tune to play; in the video I talk about how this dance is called “Horse’s Bransle” (pron. “brawl”) because the dancers’ steps mimic horses prancing.
I’m playing this one on the mandolin, although it is important to note that the mandolin as we know it had not yet been invented during the Renaissance. That said, however, there was a soprano lute at the time that would have easily played the melodic line in a consort (or group) of musicians or minstrels.