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Loure

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The loure, also known as the gigue lente or slow gigue, is a French Baroque dance, probably originating in Normandy and named after the sound of the instrument of the same name (a type of musette). The loure is a dance of slow or moderate tempo and in ternary meter (6/8, 3/4, or 6/4). The weight is on beat 1, which is further strengthened by the preceding anacrusis that begins the ...
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Overview

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The loure, also known as the gigue lente or slow gigue, is a French Baroque dance, probably originating in Normandy and named after the sound of the instrument of the same name (a type of musette). The loure is a dance of slow or moderate tempo and in ternary meter (6/8, 3/4, or 6/4). The weight is on beat 1, which is further strengthened by the preceding anacrusis that begins the traditional loure. In his Musicalisches Lexicon (Leipzig, 1732), Johann Gottfried Walther wrote that the loure "is slow and ceremonious; the first note of each half-measure is dotted which should be well observed" Examples of loures are found in the works of Lully (e.g., Alceste) and of Bach (e.g.: French Suite and the Partita No. 3 for violin solo).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786136289502
  • Publisher: Betascript Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/13/2012
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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