Courante


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Courante

 

a court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries, popular in many European countries (including Russia). In the 16th century the dance was in 2/4 time (step and hop), but eventually acquired a triple meter; the movements took on a sliding character, and the courante became a ceremonial, smooth dance-procession. The courante was one of the dances in the instrumental (dance) suites of such composers as J. F. Rameau and J. S. Bach.

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La tache authentique est composee d'une situation probleme inspiree de ce que l'eleve peut rencontrer dans la vie courante a l'exterieur du contexte scolaire (Gulikers, Bastiaens, & Kirschner, 2004; Lund, 1997).
20r [#55]: Courante De Mr de Chambonniere (d minor) [=Bauyn I, #33]
25, a sarabande attributed to Pinel in one lute source and to Gumprecht only in Rieck's printed transcription of 1658, has been included, whereas the lute version of the related courante (Appendix, No.
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In the manner of Michael Nyman, Law deems it necessary to invoke the Bach Partita as structural harness, subtitling the six movements Ouveture, Courante, Aria, Burlesque, Sarabande and Gigue.
From Whitelocke's description of the 1628/29 festivities, it appears that the list of dances does bear some resemblance to the order of the nobles' dances performed at the French court balls in the early decades of the seventeenth century; that is, the suite of bransles, then the ceremonial danses a deux, the courante, and the gaillarde and finally dances in which partners could be chosen at will.
The Clavier-Lust consists of ten suites, all with four dances: allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue (the allemande of the tenth suite, in C minor, is labeled "Lamenta").
A en croire Lydec, la qualite de l'eau courante distribuee a Casablanca et Mohammedia n'a rien de douteux.
En fait, l'instance federale accuse des photographes de la presse ecrite accredites specialement pour cette rencontre, de profiter de leur presence sur la main courante ou dans les tribunes pour prendre des images interdites de diffusion.