Earl of Essex Galliard

by John Dowland (1562-1626)

Arranged for Brass Quintet by Daniel Leavitt.

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Cat. No. BQ399

Price $15.50

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What is a Galliard?

As a dance, the galliard is improvised, with dancers combining patterns of steps which occupy one or more measures of music. In one measure, a galliard typically has five steps; in French such a basic step is called a cinq pas and in Italy, "cinque passi". This is sometimes written in English sources as sinkapace. These steps are: right, left, right, left, cadence.