Baroque Music Terminalogy

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An upbeat and lively baroque dance in compound meter, typically the concluding movement of an instrumental suite.
Perhaps the best-known of the baroque dances in triple meter. It can start on any beat of the bar.
A fast dance in binary form and triple meter that originated as a court dance in Brittany.
A Spanish dance, is one of the slowest of the baroque dances. It is also in triple meter and can start on any beat of the bar, although there is an emphasis on the second beat.
A lively, French dance in triple meter.
It is in 2/2 time although it starts on the second half of the last beat of the bar.
Often the first dance of an instrumental suite, it was a very popular dance that had its origins in the Renaissance era. Played at a moderate tempo and could start on any beat.
It is in 4/4 time and always starts on the third beat of the bar.
A lively French dance in duple meter, similar to the bourrée, but rhythmically simpler.
The Baroque suite generally began with this.

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