Sources for an understanding of dance in Europe in the
Middle Ages are limited and fragmentary, being composed
of some interesting depictions in paintings and
illuminations, a few musical examples of what may be
dances, and scattered allusions in literary texts. The
first detailed descriptions of dancing only date from
1450 in Italy, which is after the start of the
Renaissance in Western Europe.
Although this work was likely created for Recorder
and/or Lute, I created this arrangement for Flute Trio.