Baroque Music Terminalogy

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A fast dance in binary form and triple meter that originated as a court dance in Brittany.
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.
An upbeat and lively baroque dance in compound meter, typically the concluding movement of an instrumental suite.
It is in 4/4 time and always starts on the third beat of the bar.
The Baroque suite generally began with this.
It is in 2/2 time although it starts on the second half of the last beat of the bar.
A lively, French dance in triple meter.
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.
Perhaps the best-known of the baroque dances in triple meter. It can start on any beat of the bar.
A lively French dance in duple meter, similar to the bourrée, but rhythmically simpler.

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