Temple, Michele Books
Michele Temple received her MA in musicology from Cleveland State University. She is a performer in early music ensembles and duos, as well as standard classical work as a soloist, accompanist, in chamber ensembles and a University Baroque Orchestra. She has made recordings, and also gives private music instruction, in addition to conducting and arranging music for small ensembles of various instruments.2001 0-7734-7428-5
This work focuses on eight of the dances, the ‘istampittas,’ linked etymologically to the ‘estampie,’ a French dance, whose origins are here examined with an eye toward Italian and French music and civilization, as well as the music and society of the Arabs.