Pavane et Bransles by Antoine Francisque, transcribed by Marcel Grandjany
Pavane et Bransles by Antoine Francisque (c.1570-1605) comes from Francisque's larger work, Le Trésor d'Orphée, and was originally written for the lute. It was then transcribed for the harp by Marcel Grandjany. In the stately Pavane, Grandjany uses the lowest registers of the harp extensively. Throughout the more lively Bransles, the cheerful melody is frequently paired with a rhythmic, almost percussive, accompaniment.