T Angelosa
a balletto for two
Source: AW Smith (2 mms), reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr
Music: Una Festivita Della Danza (DHDS) (lead in intro)
Starting position: side by side (holding hands)
Section 1:
1-4 Four saltarelli tedesci starting left
5 Two sempi, backwards, left and right
6 Riverentia to the ground (turning toward one another)
Section 2:
7-10 Four saltarelli tedesci starting left
11 Two sempi, backwards, left and right
12 Riverentia to the ground (turning toward one another)
Section 3:
13 Take right hands and switch places with a doppio portogallese, left
14-16 Facing in opposite directions (man "downgroup", woman "upgroup"), three doppio portogallese, right, left, right
Note: the instructions indicate "they make faces as if jealous, one of the other" - this means to look back at each other
17&18 They approach with three contrapassi beginning left and meet
19 Riverentia, touching right hands
Section 4:
20 Take left hands and switch places with a doppio portogallese, right
21-23 Facing in opposite directions (man "upgroup", woman "downgroup"), three doppio portogallese, left, right, left
Note: the instructions say "at every doppio looking in each other's face, as they did earlier"
24&25 They approach with three contrapassi beginning right and meet
26 Riverentia, touching left hands
Section 5:
27-30 Take right hands and circle with four pive, starting left
31-34 Take left hands and circle with four pive, starting left; at the end, adjust so that the other person now leads the set
Dance repeats.
To fit the dance to the music, I've reconciled the confusing instructions in section 1 and 2 by removing the doppio back and the
first riverentia (the instructions in the two mms' are somewhat contradictory here). Though I wouldn't have done it normally, again
to fit the music I've split the riverentia in sections 3 and 4 into its own measure. And finally, the last riverentia, only mentioned in
one of the two manuscripts, has been eliminated (though there's a note at the end of the music to do one to).