Tourney (Fr. tournoi; Ger. T(o)urnierspiel; It. torneo, torneamento)
- Colin Timms
A musical introduction to a tournament as well as music for the tournament itself. The genre was cultivated particularly in the 17th century at the ducal courts of northern Italy and at Paris, Munich and Vienna. The tournament was presented in a highly stylized form amounting to little more than ballet, usually by small squadrons of horsemen. Some tourneys, however, were for individuals and some (e.g. ...