is a lively dance with two beats. Originally from Provence is was often accompanied by a pipe and a tambourine. Melodic simplicity and poignant rhythm were characteristic features, often imitating the hand striking the percussion instrument. They were most popular widespread across France and Europe in the 18th Century, this dance often inspired the more sophisticated court composers, especially in France.
This volume consists of 14 Tambourines by some of the great composers including Philibert de Lavigne, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Georg Friedrich Handel and Jean-Marie Leclair, all arranged for Guitar and Flute by Bent Larsen and Jan Sommer.