Passepied

Passepied

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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 passepied (French [pas pje] 'passing feet') is a 17th- and 18th-century dance that originated in Brittany. The term can also be used to describe the music to which a passepied is set. The music is an example of a dance movement in Baroque music and is almost always a movement in binary form with a fast tempo and a time signature of three quavers (eighth notes) per bar, each section beginning with an upbeat of a single quaver. Passepieds occasionally appear in suites such as Handel's Water Music (Suite No. 1 in F) or J.S. Bach's Overture in the French Style for harpsichord where there are two Passepieds in minor and major keys respectively, to be played alternativement in the order I, II, I.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Placpublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136299402
  • 9786136299402