Information: 1581-1602, "The age of the galliard."
Galliard is a form of Renaissance dance and music popular all over Europe in the 16th century. It is a lively dance in triple time for two people, including complicated turns and steps.
- Arena (1528).
- Attaignant, France, 1530, published galliards.
- Castiglione. Book of the Courtier: mentions Vincenzo Calmeta, poet and courtier, writing in 1497 to 1500, who mentions galliard.
- Compasso. Ballo Della Gagliarda, Florence, 1560.
- Pfatteicher: no galliards in England before 1541.
- Th. Elyot. The Castel of Helth. London, 1534: "Vehement exercise is compounde of violent exercise and swifte when they are joyned together at one tyme, as dansying of galyardes," quoted in Louis Horst, Pre-Classic Dance Forms. New York, 1937, p.19.
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