These three dances are inspired by Renaissance forms, although they employ a harmonic and melodic language that blends allusions to Renaissance harmony with more contemporary elements.
A pavane is a slow, processional dance in duple meter; historically it was often accompanied by a tabor (drum) that emphasized the rhythm of the bass.
A tordion is a lively dance in triple meter that was often described as a more rapid galliard.
An allemande is a moderate tempo, duple meter dance of serious character that became an instrumental form often used in deeply expressive music, such as the tombeau.
lh: Pileata, Amabilis
Because of the lute stop, the Allemande is played with broken chords. As appendix a version without the lute stop, which enhances the nice harmonies:
Pitch: 415 Hz
Temperament: Quarter-comma meantone