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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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The volume is structured by the four nouns of its title: the notions of 'Beschadigung' and 'Entschadigung' are applied to readings of Eine Schadigung and Pavane, while 'Uberlieferung' and Auslieferung' respectively inform analysis of Treibeis and Der Taumel.
The sensitivity and air of Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, Debussy: Reverie & Arabesque, Ravel: Pavane For a Dead Princess and others are filled with character and grandeur.
Four years ago in France, Faure's Pavane was a similar damp squib, possibly because it was just too high-brow.
Although dance is mentioned in the work's title, and a dance of many couples is clearly in progress in the work, the author describes the musicians, but makes no mention whatsoever of the dance - most likely a pavane.
The former is little different from the string of classical comps we've seen before, with the usual suspects all here on the two CDs - Carl Orff's powerful Carmina Burana, Faure's Pavane etc.
Faure's Pavane became famous in the UK as the BBC's theme tune to the 1998 World Cup, which had such great importance for me," Wenger said.
NOT a lot of people know this, but one of the biggest success stories of France 98 comes from Northern Ireland - Faure's Pavane or the BBC World Cup theme music to you and me.
Soon after its opening, drama critic Eric Bentley said that if asked what he would send abroad as a show piece of United States art, he would select "The Moor's Pavane.
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The singers will be accompanied by another Cardiff group, Pavane Early Music Consort, who will be using original instruments.
symphonies of Mozart and Sibelius and a Ravel pavane, the orchestra will be tackling Janacek's Sinfonietta, which began as a series of fanfares and was inspired by brass band performances.
But then we were given Faure's dreamy Pavane, a completely different musical landscape.