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, pavan
1. a slow and stately dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
2. a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of this dance, usually characterized by a slow stately triple time



(also pavan), a ballroom dance, apparently of Spanish origin (Spanish pavana, from Latin pavo, “peacock”); according to another theory, the pavane (Italian padovana) originated in Italy, in the city of Padua. It became popular in France. Its tempo is slow and stately, in duple time. As a musical genre it was widely represented in 16th- and 17th-century repertoires for the lute, clavichord, and instrumental ensembles, usually in combination with a galliard. The pavane is first encountered in published music in 1508.

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