Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographies and index.
v. 1. The history
v. 2. The music.
This two-volume study examines a dance-form whose development is crucially bound up with European musical history over two hundred years. The history of the late baroque Allemande of Bach and Handel began in the 1540s in Nuremberg, with a new type of Tanz. This Deutscher Tanz spread to france and the Low Countries as the Almande, to England as the Almain, and to Italy as the Balletto Tedesco. All these versions influences each other as the form developed through Renaissance and Baroque Europe. (source: Nielsen Book Data)