The Düben Collection
The Düben collection at Uppsala University contains 2,300 musical manuscripts donated in 1732.
The 4 generations of the Düben family were concertmasters for the Swedish Royal court from 1640
to 1726. There is a number of dance music suites. There is one example of a springer dance, in a set containing a Holland dance.
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Andreas Düben the Elder, became a principal figure in Swedish musical life. He traveled to Stockholm from his hometown Leipzig for the Royal wedding of 1620,
first assuming the position of organist and second concertmaster and later as principal concertmaster in 1640.
Members of the Düben family held this position as concertmaster for four generations until 1726. Anders von Düben donated the “Düben collection” –
a unique compilation of 2,300 musical manuscripts from over all of Europe – to the Uppsala University Library in 1732.
Here is a rough count of the individual dance melodies, independent of the 40 or 50 suites.
Allemand 44 entries
Branle 11 entries
Gaÿ (Branle) 9 entries
Montirande (Branle) 8 entries
Courante 75 entries
Galliard 10 entries
Gavotte 10 entries
Menuett 3 entries
Pavane or Pavana 25 entries
Polonaise 1 entry
Saraband(a)(e) 32 entries
Springtanz 1 entry, Klein Comedien Sachen) or Springer 1675-1679
Dance de Hollande [in Kleine Comedien Sachen] also known as Holländisch Tanz [in Kleine Comedien Sachen]
Here is an example of several dance suites in the database.