Courante

Courante

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The courante, corrente, coranto and corant are some of the names given to a family of triple metre dances from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era.Modern usage will sometimes use the different spellings to distinguish types of courante (Italian spelling for the Italian dance, etc.), but in the original sources spellings were inconsistent. (In the Partitas of the Clavier bung, Bach use the different spellings courante and corrente to differentiate between the French and Italian styles, respectively.) However, in Dance and the Music of J. S. Bach by Meredith Little and Natalie Jenne, the courante and corrente are given separate chapters and treated as distinct dances.The courante had the slowest tempo of all French court dances, and was described by Mattheson, Quantz and Rousseau as grave and majestic.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Salv
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136276623
  • 9786136276625