Corant


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Co`rant


n.1.A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of fashion.
It is harder to dance a corant well, than a jig.
- Sir W. temple.
Dancing a coranto with him upon the heath.
- Macaulay.
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harey porter tocke & a somsete of me Phillip henslowe the 16 of Aprell 1599 vpon this condion that yf I wold geue hime xij d at that Instante for that xij d he bownd hime seallfe vnto me in xli of corant Inglesh money for this cawse to paye vnto me the next daye folowinge all the money wch he oweth vnto me or els to forfette for that xij d tenn powndes wch deate wase vnto me xxvs wch he hath not payd acordinge to his bond & so hath forfetted vnto me wittnes to this a somsette.
E ce qe ce vous cont dou feit des Romanois / Nicholais le rima dou pais veronois / por amor son seignor, de Ferare marchois; / e cil fu Nicholais, la flor des Estenois / corant mil e troi cent ans e quarante trois.
The normal order of pieces was alman, corant (one or more of each) and a concluding saraband; Pinto credits Lawes with establishing this order in England, although the almand-corant pair was not unknown.